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Monday, October 19, 2009

Crossing the Border this week

Larry is escorting me for a two night excursion into the Rocky Point area of Mexico. Our purpose is to visit the friends made when homes were replaced with new construction done by church folks, and to show me that I need not fear travel in Mexico.

To look into the face of poverty without disgust, without judgment, without pride, without answers. To discover dignity in poor people, and to learn to empathize, to know I cannot fix everything, but I can do something.

Its sad and stunning that my internet over use equals the monthy income of families in other places. How would I live if that were me? Yet I find these Christian folks to be full of thanksgiving, hard working zeal to improve what they can, and determination to be generous even with the little they possess.

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