Monthly Archives: September 2011

La alegría (Joy)

It sometimes seems that joy can be a hard commodity to come by when working with deported migrants. This week, for example, I had a long conversation with a severely depressed migrant. He does not know what he will do … Continue reading

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Padre Nuestro (Our Father)

God is teaching me about prayer this fall. Here, prayer is not just something on my to-do list to make myself a better Christian. Prayer is the knowledge that I am utterly powerless and my only hope is crying out … Continue reading

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Amor sin fronteras (Love without Borders)

Yesterday one of the men that I was drying dishes with sung us a song that his girlfriend sung to him over the phone when he was in the US and she was in Mexico.  Other than sparking a spontaneous … Continue reading

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Ya no puedo (I no longer can)

I no longer can. I no longer can carry the weight of impossible dreams of future education left behind to cross the border for need of money. I no longer can wrap my mind around the story of one of … Continue reading

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La normalidad (Normalcy)

A Georgetown professor asked me this week what has been most surprising about my time in Mexico. My response? How normal it all is. When I dry dishes with the migrants we sometimes talk about journeys across the desert or … Continue reading

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Pero si se van? (But what if they go?)

Today is my Sabbath – the one day off that I get every week. And, as tired as I am from rising early in the mornings and working most of the day, it has never been harder for me to … Continue reading

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