Show compassion for refugees coming to U.S.


To the editor:
There is a lot of discussion about bringing refugees to America from the war of the terrorists. While compassion is the virtue to welcome refugees with open arms, concern for the safety of the citizens requests a thorough check so that there are no radical terrorists that just want to kill in the USA.
Unfortunately, no one can be 100 percent sure that a terrorist will not enter the country. So what is the answer?
I understand how people feel on both sides of the issue. Now if a terrorist does enter the country, as a Christian I am still called to welcome them. I will welcome them in the name of Jesus Christ, the son of the living God. I will try to show the love that I am entrusted with through the knowledge of the suffering, death and rising of Jesus Christ.
For Jesus is the font of love of life and is the way and the truth. And thus, someday, through forgiveness and love, we in compassionate America and hopefully the world will all be able to really enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness just as our founders clearly stated. Remember, love is greater than hate and life with Christ is better than hate with death. This is truly the will of God.
William Grothus

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