Operating Out of Love, Not Fear

On that Easter morning 2000 year ago, an angel startled the women who had come to Jesus’ tomb to grieve. “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay,’” (Matthew 28:5-6). After encountering the angel, “…the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.” Then they met Jesus himself, who told them again, “Do not be afraid…”. The meeting in Tucson was a blessing. Our GateWAY Loft immigrant shelter is one of just nine along the U. S. southern border from California to Texas. It was good to hear the s

Invisible Border Wall

Invisible Border Wall: Welcome Gates This weekend I’m headed to Tucson AZ to help build the border wall. Not THAT wall: an even better one. I call it the “Invisible Border Wall”. And it will be truly beautiful. Unlike the proposed physical wall, this one will welcome refugees, provide shelter and meet basic needs while the refugees work through their legal immigration process. Rather than a wall to keep refugees out, this one will provide “welcome gates” to welcome strangers as our Lord commanded. Our GateWAY Loft is one of only nine “welcome gates” (immigrant shelters) in this invisible wall along the U.S. southern border, according to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR

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