Thursday January 18, 2018
For our Jan. 14 service, I prepared to preach from the Gospel of John as one of the disciples questioned, in reference to Jesus, if anything good could come from Nazareth. For me this text demonstrates that we cannot judge anyone based on their city or state or country of origin.
I believe President Donald Trump needs to hear again the words of this Gospel and the message of Christ regarding the value of all people from all nations and all races. His comments reported last week are abhorrent and unacceptable from anyone. Our nation gains strength and greatness from the diversity of people who call the United States home. May we hear again a message of welcome.
The Rev. Mandy Miller
Pastor, Holy Cross United Methodist Church, Reading
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