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Our Liberation -- what the poor have to offer us

About twenty four hours from now, I’ll be landing, along with nine other St. James’ parishioners, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We’ll load up for a three- or four-hour drive to far western Honduras near the Guatemalan border, where we’ll spend a week working alongside Honduran villagers digging trench lines and laying PVC pipes which will eventually carry clean, drinkable water directly to their village. Next week, another group of nine St. James’ parishioners will undertake the same project, for a total of 18 St. James’ folk.

As many of you know, I love this project. Partly because I love adventure, and this mission trip always has an element of adventure and surprise to it. (And even danger: Last year, I managed to lean my backpack up against a bush that contained a hornet’s nest, and unleashed a fury of hornets, some of which got up under my shirt, and in the ensuing frenzy of pain, I almost fell off the edge of the cliff we were working alongside. Luckily, I caught my balance, and n…