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Quote of the Day: John McCullough

Prayer at capitol"I am reminded of the parable of the persistent widow and the stubborn judge taught to us by Jesus — an immigrant himself. In Luke 18, Jesus tells the story of a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for the people, but a persistent widow kept coming to him, seeking justice. After many refusals from the judge, the determination and consistency of the widow won out as the judge says "...because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming." This parable teaches us that God will grant justice, and that we are to be like the widow, faithfully seeking out justice from those in power. God will never forsake us, and we can never stop pursuing justice."

—John McCullough, president and CEO of Church World Service, in "One Government Activity Continues: 1,100+ Deportations a Day," an Oct. 3 Huffington Post Religion blog post.

There are several events scheduled throughout October to urge members of the House of Representatives to take up immigration reform legislation, including Church World Service's Global Summit on Immigration Reform starting today You can follow the event on Twitter using the hashtags  #immigrationsummit and #timeisnow.

Photo from the Evangelical Immigration Table's Pray4Reform gathering, held on the U.S. Capitol grounds in June. (Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World)

 

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