Well, here it is: word tonight that President Donald Trump really does want to build a wall, and that he really does want to effectively ban Muslim refugees from the Middle East. According to the New York Times, he'll sign an executive order diverting federal funds to the wall on the southern border with Mexico, and take steps to curtail legal refugees from the Middle East.
So much could be written about it, and believe me when I tell you that I get the complexities of our nation's immigration policy.
But if you're a Christian in this country (as so many of President Trump's supporters are), I hope you'll take into consideration this passage from the Gospel of Mark:
One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?"
Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH AL YOUR STRENGTH.' The second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
(New American Standard Version, Mark 12.28-31)
So simple and so clear. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. These are the commandments that matter most.
What message do you think these policies will send our neighbors?
I really do get the complexities of defending our nation, but is that all these policies are about? When you hear them cheered, is that all the cheering will be about?
For you, if you're a Christian, will these policies send the message you want to send?
Whether you're on the fence or you've already made up your mind where you stand, I hope you'll consider what we're commanded to do and help us move forward in that direction.
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