These are polarizing times in America. As followers of Jesus, we need not deepen the polarization, but testify to the freedom of the Gospel. Instead of contributing toward the nationalism and xenophobia that grip our nation, we are called to embrace ever more the command to love. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently said, “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.”
Please look at this statement online, released last month by several Christian leaders, calling us to abandon fear and strive toward the higher ground of love.