To American Christians Who Reject Refugees

Merely Me

To the American Christians who are rejecting refugees from our Country:

Do you remember a couple of months ago when we saw images of the little boy named Aylan who had washed up on the beach? He and his family had escaped from Syria and were trying to make their way to Canada. Sadly, he never made it. We were all heart-broken when we saw his picture. Many of you said that you would have opened up your home to him and his family if you had been able to.

But then the attacks in Paris and Beirut happened.

Now you are signing petitions asking your governor to close your State’s border to refugees. You are frightened by the images of terror attacks you’ve seen on the news. I know that you mean well, because you think that you are protecting your families and your country from harm. But my heart breaks when…

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