What do you do with this many refugees?
Anyone who is even remotely aware of global events, of course knows about the refugee crisis in Syria. More displaced people pouring out of their homeland than at any time since WWII.
The world has an opportunity to respond. But it’s going to cost a lot. And so, here you and I are, far removed from the problem, while our government and our churches try to figure out what we are going to do about this.
It has been interesting, and a little disheartening to listen in on the discussions happening, from radio microphones to pulpits to people I have encountered, about what we as a society should be doing in the midst of a crisis like this. I have heard a lot of points that are made to try to deflect the need to respond.
You know, the way we respond to people in need says a lot about our hearts.
The reasons that keep us from responding might say even more.
These are some of my favorite ways Americans are deflecting the need to respond to Syrian refugees.