One way to figure out where a person comes from
is to study what direction that person is going.
Jesus came from a God of love
and went to where that love could be made visible:
in the lives of the hurting and needy,
in the hearts of the lonely and despairing,
on the streets of the illegal and immigrants,
in the home of sinners and saints…
Our road became his path; our exile his home.
Wherever we find the poor and persecuted, we will find Christ.
From the outside, not a pretty picture, but within, sheer radiance. [Morneau]
Meeting at the margins: Unaccompanied minors
A great initiative of VIDES is the Undocumented Minors Immigration Prevention Program which seeks to alleviate the migration crisis on multiple fronts starting at the roots in Latin America.
On the home front, we reach out in places such as Laredo and San Antonio to accompany those on their journey, especially the vulnerable minors who have risked everything to cross the border.
Read more here.
DO YOU EVER...
- Feel called to go the extra mile, but don't know where to begin?
- Wish you could do something more with the gifts you have?
- Have a desire to be connected to those of a different culture?
If so, VIDES+USA may be a way for you to do something about it. Through joining VIDES thousands of people are opting to make a difference in the world.
WHAT IS VIDES?
Volunteers In Development, Education, & Solidarity or VIDES is a volunteer missioner program that works together with members of the Salesian family to promote social justice, solidarity, and generosity in sharing and giving of themselves by living a simple Christ-centered life while serving the poor and marginalized.