Beyond taking sides on immigration reform

For those living in the United States, the issue of immigration reform is on the front pages once again. President Obama’s May 10 speech in El Paso, Texas, called on the US Congress to take action on immigration reform, and Senator Harry Reid announced the next day that he would reintroduce legislation to the Senate that would provide conditional, permanent residency to deportable students.

From most perspectives, illegal immigration is a problem that is intractable, complex, deeply personal, and highly political. But turning to God in prayer enables us to understand we are the immortal, beloved ideas of infinite Love, God. Then we are no longer satisfied to define people by their country of origin, or to accept the belief that there “isn’t enough to go around.” Reforming our perspective through prayer will help us move forward to find solutions that are just, compassionate, and sustainable. 

In the Christian Science Bible Lesson
Consider spiritual evolution
June 13, 2011

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