By Chantal Da Silva | Newsweek | 7/23/19
Residents of one Tennessee community banded together Monday to thwart a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrest, forming a human chain around a father and son so they could safely make their way home.
The incident unfolded in the morning, as the father and son got into their family van outside their Hermitage home. An ICE vehicle then blocked their van in, according to CNN.
As the father and son refused to leave the vehicle, neighbors who saw what was going on came to the family's aid, with as many as 30 to 40 neighbors helping to bring the family water, gas and wet rags so they could remain in the van.
Today, March 6th, is Ash Wednesday, the 1st day of Lent (marking 40 days 'till Easter). It's a good time for reflection and making positive changes. Lent commemorates the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert while en route to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover and stir things up with the 'money changers', according to the Gospels.
It's a time of fasting, moderation and for making positive changes, like giving up smoking or a food (like candy) or a bad habit (like laziness or watching too much commercial TV). Some folks make a resolution, like being more positive, working out more, or volunteering to serve the less fortunate.
Hope you have a great Lenten season!