Let My People Go!


“God said to Moses,  “I’m going to hit Pharaoh and Egypt one final time, and then he’ll let you go. When he releases you, it will be the end of Egypt for you, he want be able to let you go fast enough.” Exodus 11: 1-2

In a time long ago there was a group of people, the Hebrews, who were enslaved, forced to labor for nothing, under oppression, and God intervened and brought them out of the land of Egypt. On the night before they were let go we have the Passover, where the Angel of death passed over those whose doors were marked by blood.

In some ways we have that feeling this weekend as ICE prepares to raid our undocumented immigrants; And the country that is supposed to be the land of the free, becomes oppressive Egypt.

Little is being said by our Churches, in fact I see little being said any where, and that speaks to who we are becoming, an insulated, self-righteous people. 

There are a number of things we can do to protest and raise our voices in opposition to these raids.

First tell our housed undocumented brothers and sisters to not answer their doors, to stay in, as if they have blood of the lamb on them;

Secondly: We can provide shelter for our those who  are homeless–we can shelter in our on homes; our churches can open their doors, providing shelter and food–with the mark of the lamb on the door;

Thirdly,  send emails, and jam the phone lines to the White House in protest;

Fourthly,  go out to our parks, streets, and doorways, and seek those undocumented out and bring them to shelter;

Finally, we can give this list to any undocumented person who is caught up in the raids:

San Francisco Rapid Response Network

San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement

Immigration Affairs

American Civil Liberties Union

National Immigration Law Center

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Federation of Teachers

Call Representative Pelosi’s Office: 415-556-4862 for support and referral.

“You are here to be light,bringing out the God color’s in the world…Shine!” Matthew 5:14-15.

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164



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