My grandfather taught me that "There is magic and meaning in every moment." These words were passed down to him from his grandfather, and from his grandfather's grandfather, and I witness the truth of those words with my eyes every day. I have come to realize that as Shakespeare wrote, they are "upon me proved." As an undocumented immigrant, I do not need to be accepted into your terrestrially timed nation-state to be the human I was created to be. My life trajectory has a destiny and fate that is not controlled by the powers of empire. As my grandfather taught me, I am sure that there is magic and meaning in my life. Love is what brought me into this world, and it is by compassion and grace that I was raised. I am done begging, sitting, waiting, and crying at your doorstep.
You can't miss the barrage of headlines detailing the drug cartel war in Mexico.
It's amazing what one article can do, but one thing that's clear is Amy Chua is going to sell some books. Cha-ching.
In Tucson, Arizona, President Obama spoke to the state of the nation's soul. Next Tuesday, January 25, he will speak to the state of the union.
In some ways, 2010 was a great year for evangelicals who have longed for the church to stand for just and compassionate immigration reform.
In his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Over the years, I have read thousands upon thousands of pages on the life of Dr.
Today, the new 112th Congress convenes.
Half a million messages. That's how many our most engaged Sojourners activists sent on behalf of important justice issues in 2010.
I am greatly saddened and angered by Congress' failure to pass the DREAM Act before Christmas last year.