What I'm hearing is a normal conversation between two Christians who are not being sensational. They are not being arrogant. They aren't saying or doing what they are to be seen or heard...as I said, I conversation creepin'.
What I'm hearing is two guys talk calmly, lovingly, raionally, and relationally about serving the refugee population of Memphis. They are not discussing political parties and slants. They are not discussing serving refugees with judgement on them or those who fear them. They aren't spending any time discussing how their platform is superior to another.
One of them just pulled out a phone to show a picture of their family gathering with Muslim refugees whom they prayed with, shared a meal with, hugged, blessed, loved.
They are using words like "love" and "kingdom of God" and "sacrifice other opportunities to focus on hospitality to this community." They won't be on TV this evening talking through threats threats of danger yet they are the kind of people who many of us Christ lovin' types wish actually got air time--the kind whom won't make good TV but will live a good story.
As I've read through scriptures in the Old and New Testament which discuss hospitality to the alien and then heard the all caps yelling matches on social media regarding the topic this is the conversation I've been thirsty to hear. Thought I'd share it with you. These Christians exist and they are brokenly beautiful. They can't be sensational but they can be servants. They can't be safe but they can be submissive to the call to love.