On this day after Christmas, I am so excited to bring you this re-release from December 20, 2021. This beautiful conversation with Sarah Quezada reminds us of the many ways we live in the tension of the now and not yet as citizens of God’s kingdom.
Sarah Quezada, author of Love Undocumented joins me on the podcast this week! With Christmas coming, what better way to begin our week than with a story from the beautiful tradition of Las Posadas? If you’re not familiar, it is a Latin American Christmas tradition where friends, family, and neighbors reenact Mary and Joseph looking for lodging. This is where we start, but her telling of Las Posadas is just part of Sarah’s story. When Sarah moved to Los Angeles, she met the man she would later marry. At the time though, she didn’t realize how his immigration status would affect the beginning of their lives together. In her heartfelt book, Sarah weaves the progression of her life with Billy with facts about our immigration system in the United States. The wisdom and call for compassion she passes on to us in this conversation is profound.
Sarah is also on staff with Women of Welcome, a “community dedicated to diving into the whole of scripture to understand God’s heart for the immigrant and refugee.”
Mentioned in this episode:
Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World by Sarah Quezada
Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Debate by Matthew Soerens, Jenny Yang and Leith Anderson
Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis by Stephan Bauman, Matthew Soerens, and Dr. Issam Smeir
The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong by Karen González
No Longer Strangers: Transforming Evangelism with Immigrant Communities by Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi Page
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