The Christ-like response to refugees:
I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
~ Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)
The American response to immigrants:
Reminder: America prides itself on the first immigrants ‘found’ this already inhabited country.
Do you need help resetting your automatic response to refugees?
Find out how:
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
American Civil Liberties Union ACLU
ACLU: We’ll See You in Court: Why Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Violates the Establishment Clause
This is what Democracy looks like!
Thank you for loving irritable, opinionated, self-righteous openly unrepentant sinners like me.
Repent! Repent! Repent! Repeat.
Heal my relationships with fellow sinners.
Soothe our growls.
Tranquilize our fears.
Warm our hearts.
We need inspiration, teaching, reproof and correction.
Help us in our dilemma.
We need YOUR discernment.
Train is in YOUR righteousness.
Open our 💕 hearts.
Which candidate is complete and equipped for every good work?
Who will flame violence? Who will bring peace?
Make our choice clear. Amen.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Turn, Lord, and deliver us from panic and fear;
save us because of your unfailing love
not for our failed attempts at righteousness.
Stir up mercy within us.
Help us see our neighbor.
Guide us to love and vote for a leader who will love our neighbor as much as you love us and our neighbors.
We pray for mercy.