Thinking Aloud

January 31st, 2017 by Dr. Bill Wassner

So here it is…my first blog post!  What do I write?  It’s gotta be something wonderfully inspirational and catchy, right?  Perhaps I’ll just tell you what’s been on my heart in the last few days.  I’m not endorsing or condemning any public servant.  However, it strikes me as fundamentally wrong to indiscriminately ban immigrants into our country based solely on their race, religion, or country of origin.  I know people are afraid.  I am afraid as well (although admittedly for probably different reasons).  For every complex and challenging issue there is always a simple solution and it is usually wrong.  I have been thinking and praying about those fleeing for their safety and a chance for a better life a lot lately.  I have been thinking about the millions who came here for many years and whose blood, sweat, and tears made our nation great – which it still is by the way though deeply flawed.  I have been thinking of my father who survived war-torn Germany as a child, lost loved ones, was scarred for life because of what he experienced there, and came here.  I have been thinking about who we are as a nation, what we stand for, and what my convictions are as a privileged citizen, and someone who likes to think he may truly and fully be a Christian someday in both word and deed.  I pray for the refugees across the world.  I pray for our nation.  I pray for our leaders.  I pray for you and I that we might hold onto hope and perhaps give some to others who feel lost in the shuffle of competing agendas and attitudes.  God bless!

Unto the Least of These

2 Responses to “Thinking Aloud”

  1. January 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm, Bill said:

    We all must pray for our nation.

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  2. March 25, 2017 at 7:11 am, Catherine said:

    Thank you for sharing. Prompted me to visit UCC website. 1. http://www.ucc.org/justice_immigration
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    3.http://www.ucc.org/oghs One Great Hour of Sharing offering. The suggested offering date is March 26, 2017

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