Shelters run by the Franciscans near the Guatemala borde, offer a respite on a dangerous route for migrants to the U.S. border. Migrants unable to afford the services of smugglers often stay in shelters, but advocates say they end up paying plenty in the form of inflated fees for taxi and vans rides or bribes and extortion payments demanded by crooked public officials.
Because of the quick rise in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, more people are responding to the call to help made on social media by the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services.
The empty tomb might be the first thing we think about. It served as a symbol of Jesus’s victory over sin and death. However, prior to this, we find the power of emptiness through Jesus’s humility in seeking to fulfill the Father’s plan for salvation.
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