Thoughts about Refugees
I agree – it’s dangerous to allow the Syrian refugees entrance into our country.
I agree – it’s almost certain we would be opening our doors to radicalized Muslims who would eventually harm, maim, and kill our citizens.
I agree – one of the government’s key roles is the protection of the citizenry.
I agree – it will be nearly impossible to properly examine all refugees in a way that guarantees the safety of our people.
I agree – the surrounding nations should be absorbing these spiritual, geopolitical, and racial “next-of-kin.”
I agree – our nation’s leadership cannot be trusted to do the right thing; they are corrupt and bent on pursuing party/personal agenda.
But, but, but…
As Christians, we need our conversation to reflect more than the statistical probability of terrorists arriving on our shores.
I’m thinking about the good Samaritan.
- He cared for an enemy, and had no promise the victim wouldn’t scorn him down the road.
- He cared for a victim who was abandoned by his own kind.
- He covered the significant expense without expecting a return.
- He was commended by Christ for showing genuine love to a neighbor.
Again, these truths need to be part of the conversation we have as believers. Compassion demands it, if not simple obedience to our Lord.