Over the last 20 years or so my husband and I have committed ourselves to the mission of giving hope to US Veterans, senior citizens, immigrants, and folks who are struggling with emotional and mental challenges. And as our country debates Immigration, I ask myself, “What will happen to Leti?
Many of the people who attend our food giveaways, bible studies, and retreats are immigrants. They are dear people. They are humble, but not hopeless. One of the women we have become close to is Leti. She is my sweet, 88 years old friend. She knits scarves and sells them to raise money for her sojourns back to Mexico. She brings food, clothing, medicine and other needed items to those less fortunate in Tijuana.
Leti is not rich in worldly goods. But she is rich in God’s loving Spirit. When I told her I had some baby blue yarn for her work, she kissed me, with tears in her eyes. We prayed together and hugged. Leti loves the Lord with all of her heart.
Many of the people in the caravan headed to the United States are just like Leti. They are devout, gentle people. As we ponder, “What to Do?” I think of Leti. Let’s focus on what do these people need. Do they need medical care? Do they need food? Do they need a shower?
Do they need housing? Do they need rape and abuse counseling? Do they need to rest?
If they have any clothes left can we help them with laundry? Can we show some compassion?
I am not political. It does not hold my interest. I just try to follow the lovely example of my friend
Leti. The world is a better place with her in it.