“For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother” (Mark 3:35).
If you are an American citizen, next time you’re out and about, randomly pick two other people besides yourself. Don’t point at them or anything, just visualize, please. Statistically, one of you three can trace your roots to an immigrant who passed through Ellis Island (nyharborparks.org). Over 100 million Americans trace their roots to this spot, where the “poor, tired, huddled masses” entered the “golden door.” Continue reading “But the genealogies are so boring!”