Tom (not his real name), sat up from his position on the couch opposite me, exhaled deeply, and asked the group, “So, what should we do about it?”
Last Sunday at our weekly church gathering we found ourselves in a debate. People say never to mix politics and religion, but Jesus never shied away from it. So here we were, studying the beatitudes and Jesus’ teaching on living as salt and light in the world (Matthew 5:1-16). In the attempt to get practical, someone in the group made a comment about America’s current migrant situation on the southern border, the conditions that children separated from their parents were being held in, and how we should be thinking about this situation as those who claim devotion to following the ways of Jesus.