American Wealth

By: Gabriela Yareliz “I arrived with $20 I borrowed. I was clutching it in my hand. I didn’t even put it in my pocket because I didn’t want anyone to steal it,” he told me. I leaned against the elevator door frame while listening to his story about how he arrived to the United StatesContinue reading “American Wealth”

Olvido

By: Gabriela Yareliz I heard Erwin McManus say that when cultures do not change, they repeat behaviors. We see this in how the world operates. Political systems showcase this. Just the other day, I was looking at an article in The New Yorker which reminded me of the Pacto del Olvido (the pact to forget),Continue reading “Olvido”

Wisdom Personified

Wisdom Speaks Does not wisdom call?     Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way,     at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town,     at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: “To you, O men, I call,     and my cry is to the childrenContinue reading “Wisdom Personified”

Self-denial

From Ellen G. White’s Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1. Chapter 30, The Rich Young Ruler “I was shown that the young, especially young men, who profess the truth, have yet a lesson of self-denial to learn. If these made more sacrifice for the truth, they would esteem it more highly. It would affect theirContinue reading “Self-denial”

Treasures

By: Gabriela Yareliz Taken from Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1. “I saw that if God had given you wealth above the plainest and poorest, it should humble you, for it lays you under greater obligations. Where much is given, even of a worldly substance, much will be required. Upon this principleContinue reading “Treasures”