It makes me
when I see or hear of something being done
to someone who is either
to prevent it.
oh, OH so IRATE.
Please, God, make me so aware
that if I ever feel tempted
to make fun of
or intentionally puff myself up over
or again fail to stand up for
those who are significantly less privileged that I am,
particularly those who are
foreign to this country and are earnestly,
truly earnestly trying to make good for their loved ones...*
or those who have no ability to live independently
and are completely reliant on others for a safe, functional life,
You would so bluntly deliver me such an
incredible and unmistakable
kick in the pants**,
that I'd be forever humbled and irreversibly changed in my ways.
Thanks, both in advance and in retrospect.***
* Who in this country HASN'T come, in some way, from this background?!
I am not a proponent of illegal immigration, but I see it as incredibly honorable to sacrifice life and limb to try to work for the good of one's family.
** I'd use another word here if honorable to God,
considering this is how strong I feel about it.
*** After actually reading this post I just wrote, it's a little scary to ask for such a thing from God. He delivered on my request for my husband ("God, please don't let me date anyone again until it's my husband," circa 2004). A grace-filled kick in the pants would be preferred, although grace-filled is
not never deserved.