Ms Wanda Shafer, I’m truly sorry that the Fatal Funnel series offends you on Sunday mornings while having your coffee, but the fact remains that daily, immigrants still place themselves in peril for the simple purpose of achieving a better life.
Yes they are entering the country illegally, but everyone one of God’s children deserves charity and forgiveness. The fact that they are willing to sacrifice so much, even to the point of death, to find grace in their existence, speaks volumes about the human culture. I feel that the photos and stories of the “19” continue to serve as a reminder that there is much suffering and poverty in the world which for some is so unbearable
they have to make a dangerous choice.
Where is the humanity in our culture? We have been blessed with so much without even realizing the extent of our material wealth, while at the same time we are blissfully ignorant about our spiritual wealth.
God calls upon us to help the poor and share our blessings, to serve our community while serving God.
The photos make you feel uncomfortable while sipping your third world coffee beans grown on farms where the workers get a pittance of the profits, unless you actually buy Fair Trade brands, <http://www.fairtrade.net/coffee.html>.
As a culture we have become so desensitized to death especially tragic events, that our daily lives and routines are disrupted by “seeing” the haunting images.
How can you so casually sip on your coffee and brush away 19 individuals and their immediate families as an inconvenient occurrence so casually while reading your paper on Sunday no less?
How about becoming involved in a solution to the problem?
This series takes an extensive look into the immigration issue that affects our state and our community. Have pity and become proactive. Pray for the souls that died that day and for the ones that will continue to perish in the future.
“ Every man has his faults and each one has his burden. Men ought to bear with one another, help one another, console one another and warn and instruct one another. Treat others as you want me (GOD) to treat you at your judgment.”*
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