Life is scary and governing is difficult. That’s why it is so easy to think it’s all up to us and therefore acceptable to do what we think makes us safer. But there’s more to it than this. Far more. So perhaps it’s time for those of us who call ourselves Jesus’ disciples to reflect on the bigger picture – what God says in God’s Word:

“So circumcise your hearts and stop being so stubborn, because the Lord your God is the God of all gods and Lord of all lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God who doesn’t play favorites and doesn’t take bribes.  He enacts justice for orphans and widows, and he loves immigrants, giving them food and clothing.  That means you must also love immigrants because you were immigrants in Egypt.  Revere the Lord your God, serve him, cling to him, swear by his name alone!” Deuteronomy 10:16-20 – Common English Bible