“We do not understand all that these children have experienced in their home countries or in their arduous journey to our borders. We do know that their plight breaks the heart of God.
“Children are some of the most vulnerable members of the global community. Many come seeking to survive. They all need our compassion and care. At a time of concern about a struggling economy and national security, it is easy to give in to fear and to let that fear, rather than God’s heart, shape our hearts and our response. ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.’ (II Tim. 1:7).
“As followers of Christ, we have the power and wisdom of God to care for these unaccompanied children.”
— From a pastoral letter issued by the seven Texas bishops of the United Methodist Church
Click here to see the whole letter from the Texas bishops, including my own Bishop Michael McKee of the North Texas Annual Conference.
Also see here.