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July 18, 2014
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‘The least among us’

Children fleeing across the border from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. It seems that these children fleeing to our borders are in the image of another child who was forced to flee due to political violence — the Infant Jesus. Shortly after his birth, Jesus, Mary and Joseph were forced to flee across the border into Egypt. “Remember, Jesus was a refugee” said Pope Francis. It’s a good thing Jesus, Mary and Joseph aren’t fleeing from drug cartels in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to America today, they would be sent back to be killed if they couldn’t pay up what ever the drug lords in their towns ask for. The drug cartels know that they have control and the political leaders in these countries are grateful their families are protected as long as they don’t get in the way of the drug cartels. As American Catholics our obligations often are go to church on Saturday or Sunday, meet your obligation, become a Knight, have rummage and bake sales, do agreeable charities for our church and don’t kill babies in the womb. Perhaps we could cast our net to these families who like Mary and Joseph had their babies and are trying to protect them and keep them alive. We seem to have unlimited billions of dollars for war and military advisers to the Middle East who don’t want our help just our money and weapons. Can we just help these poor souls who are our neighbors and “the least among us?”

Linda Adams


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