There’s been a lot of ugliness in the past couple of weeks. But I believe that God brings beauty out of the ugly. Even when it feels like the walls are closing in and the ugly is smearing everything I hold dear—I’ve staked my life on the belief that the beauty God brings is more convincing than the ugly that soils.
What strikes me most about the ugly conversation swirling around the Syrian refugee crisis is how convinced we’ve become that Muslims are our enemies.
What strikes me most about the beauty of the gospel is how radically it reorients our hearts and our actions towards our enemies.
It is the greatest irony when we are excited about sending missionaries to Muslims, but are opposed to bringing Muslims to us.