Good stuff, as always, from a great Christian blogger who is a great friend of the poor Gerry Straub at Gerry Straub’s Blog:
“Those who struggle for their daily bread can offer great insight to those of us who struggle to go deeper into our spiritual lives. The road to mystical consciousness is paved with an acceptance of our natural state of exodus, acceptance of the reality of human misery, acceptance of our limitations and fragility.
“The poor know about these things. And the humanity of Christ illuminated the vulnerable character of human nature.
“As I made my film “Endless Exodus,” which documents the plight of the undocumented migrants from Central America and Mexico, I came to see that an awareness of oppression and a struggle for justice are integral to genuine mysticism. The all-embracing Christ invites us to be with Him, so that He, through us, can be with all people.
“We are all migrants. As people of faith, we are migrants going from sin to grace, from earth to heaven, from death to life. Our migration is grounded in our belief that God first migrated to us in the person of Jesus and through him we are called to migrate to God. If migration worked itself into the self definition of all human beings we would not be as threatened by migrants as we often are; instead, we would see in them not only a reflection of ourselves but Christ who loves us.”
More on “Endless Exodus” here.
And all of Gerry’s powerful films on some of the poorest places in the world can be ordered here.