Last Sunday, part of the sermon at Emmanuel Church in Boston was about the separation of children from parents at our national border. After the service, I mentioned to the priest that I feel helpless in the face of this calamity. She replied, “We are never helpless.”
My initial thought was, “Hey, you think I don’t know about activism? I have a master’s degree in women’s studies. I’m all about activism.” But her reply had put a mirror to my passivity. No excuses. There is always something we can do.
So three days later, I sent this to my national representatives. (Click here to find yours.) Maybe this email will make a difference. Maybe my representative, who is going to the border today, will ask about bullying prevention and the safety of these kids.