Someone hung up a Trump sign in our trailer park

Someone hung up a Trump sign in our neighborhood


I am white

My neighborhood is Latino

Immigrants

Poor

Marginalized


Someone hung up a Trump sign in our neighborhood

I was angry

Defensive

Ashamed of my white-ness


Neighbors were

Angry

or Apathetic

or


Forgiving


More understanding than I


I learned to listen


A blind Latino man hung up the Trump sign

Because he had been hurt by his own people

He had pain


I learned to understand


He had a story too

I learned to see

Through the eyes of my neighbors

Who had compassion on a blind man


I don’t agree with the sign

But I can listen


We are all the same

In need of eyes to see eachother

We are broken

In need of commonality

Unity

Forgiveness

Compassion


and Understanding


We need Jesus

The way

He unified

Understood

Had compassion

not

Violent opposition


We need to know the marginalized

and how they understand.

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