Thursday, February 23, 2017

I Do Not Understand

We all decry the plight of the Refugee ...
Some welcome her with hope and relief.
Others fear him and turn them away.
And some who turn them away,
Do it in Jesus' name.
That I do not understand.

I understand fear.
But those who profess Jesus' name.
Surely know that love casts out fear.
I John 4.18 among others.
Not that fear ever vanishes.
But that love is greater.
And love determines the ethic.
The ethic of welcome and relief.

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