The word stirs up controversy and strong feelings and heartache and fear. Because of the polarized nature of the current debate on immigration in the U.S., many of us are simply turning away from this issue in frustration.
This is understandable.
But have we also unintentionally turned away from immigrants themselves?
In my book, Loving the Stranger: Welcoming Immigrants in the Name of Jesus, I set aside controversy for a moment and draw the reader into a conversation about loving our neighbors well, regardless of our political opinions.