God on the Picket Line, in the Subway Tunnel, under the Rubble in Gaza
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This article tells the story of a woman named María who, like many of her fellow Ecuadorian immigrants to New York City, sells candy in the subways to make a living. She pays $800 a month for a section of an apartment’s living room in Queens and makes anywhere from $10 to $50 a day. There are many like her, undocumented, fleeing violence and instability to provide a better life for their families. She doesn’t go anywhere without her two-year-old child. And so it is there we see them on the platforms and in tunnels, at least when they are not running from police who could fine them for not having a license to sell. This article is a reminder to honor the image of God in the people we see each day by learning the details of their circumstances, instead of reducing them to their identities for our political ends.
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