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Faith and the Plight of Refugees

May 26, 2018

“Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness, and pride of power, and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear … Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the “Worship of Power”)

A Pastor's Heart

The Pew Research Center recently published a survey which indicated that  White Evangelical Christians were the least likely to believe the United States should be involved in making room for refugees.   It is almost as if this group of Christians has missed the main message of Jesus about loving our neighbors as ourselves.     I’m increasingly sadden by the disconnect  between our faith values and our political values.     The primary focus of Jesus’s ministry was to teach us to love God and to love each other.  He had a broad word for “other” which included people who are not like us.   He said that what we did or did not do for the very least of God’s children, was like doing or not doing for him.   Loving Jesus means caring about and for the  least among God’s children.  Certainly the world’s refugees should have a place in all of…

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