Let's Talk: A Conversation about the Temporary Ban
I don't speak a lot on these things becausesometimes I just don't know how to say what I want to say.
This conversation is so heavy.
This conversation is so hard.
What would my life be like if my parents had never come here?
I feel as American as anyone else.
I fought for my country when many others who don't look like me wouldn't.
I've been reading the book of Joshua, in which, we learn about God guiding the Israelites on a land conquest. It is a historical record of how they had come to settle in "their" land. Land has been taken over and over for centuries so far back that we don't even know who this really land belongs to.
This land, in my eyes, belongs to God and if you're a Christian who believes that there are certain nationalities or religions who don't belong here then YOU are misreading the Bible.
Why do people do things that hurt other people?
They are hurting. They want power.
What do you gain?
Less hurt. More power.
What are you trying to prove?
Hurt is temporary. You have power.
Here we are, a country that has tried to make strides in moving forward but when someone in power does something good, there is always someone else who takes us several steps backwards.
But I know there is a higher POWER. He has proven over and over again that darkness can NEVER outshine the light.
What are people supposed to do when those who are supposed to protect them aim to get rid of them completely?
I am first generation American.
Everything I've learned about in my lifetime as it pertains to America being the land of the free is becoming a big ass blur.
Jesus help all of us.
More to come.