"You will be my witnesses," says Jesus in Acts 1:8 for this week. The words sound so simple, but the reality is far different. Bearing witness in today's world is an inherently ambiguous task. Jesus says as much in his John 17 prayer. Jesus calls us "out of the world," even while we live very much "in the world."
Back on February 15, an illegal immigrant named Jeanette Vizguerra took refuge in the First Unitarian Society church of Denver. Vizguerra has lived in the United States for twenty years, and has three American-born children who are citizens. Across those twenty years, Vizguerra received six postponements for deportation.
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