I’m at a crossroads. My heart of faith tells me I need to be open to all people regardless of their religion, culture or where they come from. My heart as an American, husband and father tells me to protect those I love, to seal borders and to carry a gun. Wow! Talk about some inner turmoil in my head…you may not want to be me right now.
I know this. No one I know or have heard speak/tweet/sing has all the answers. I have immense trust in God and believes He works in all situations for the good of those who love Him. I have also learned He takes His time in revealing His ways.
While I wrestle with what to think about the Syrians and ISIS, I also wrestle with something a little less glamorized currently in our media, homes and churches. While we pray for those in Paris and commit to stand in solidarity with them, why don’t we also hashtag #prayforSyria, #prayforTerrorists, #prayforMuslims, #prayforTheHomeless, #prayforTheUnemployed, #prayforSinners, #prayforPutin, #prayforObama/Clinton/Sanders/Trump/Carson/Rubio/Bush/et.al.
My point is this. There are a number of things we need to address in this world of ours and in this country. There are so many people who are hurting emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually that are overlooked daily while we rally around heartache and heartbreak in Paris, France. I would take nothing away from the outpouring of compassion we have given the people affected by the senseless tragedy, only hope we become more aware of the senseless tragedies around us daily that need our prayers, our support, our finances and our hearts.
I’ll add one more hashtag I’m very affected by…#prayformetoo.
Grace and peace.