Originally posted on Rev. Ken's Blog at Unity San Francisco on 7/4/18.
Happy 4th of July!
This holiday has special resonance for me. My wife and I navigated the US immigration system for 12 years. Last year, she became a US citizen. When she actually held her naturalization papers in her hands, we both took a very deep collective breath. We were finally safe. Our relationship was no longer at risk of separation.
Unfortunately, the reality of separation is alive for so many who come here with dreams of building a better life for themselves and their loved ones. This 4th of July, nearly 14,000 immigrants joined the roughly 750,000 immigrants each year that become US citizens.
Freedom is a Divine Idea, and there are no obstacles to Divine Ideas. So, this week, let us celebrate and give thanks for the freedoms we have, for the lives we lead, and for the opportunities we have. And let us continue to anchor freedom for all who seek it, saying yes to a world that works for everyone.