Sal’s Story

I was challenged to be patient, specifically to learn how to wait with people when there was no apparent “light at the end of the tunnel.” We live in a society that prizes quick results and immediate gratification, but some of the refugees I accompanied still have not received their result, over five years after their processes began. I often became frustrated when our efforts to “make things work” seemed to amount to nothing, but our way of working and living at Romero House eventually allowed me to understand that justice comes slowly, with persistence and patience. That has given me an important perspective that helps guide me in my current vocation today, in an institution where change occurs very slowly and in work that often seems hopeless in the face of some of the greatest challenges known to humanity.


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