We affirm peace and security; the ability to live without fear.
But the paranoid anger of tabloids and ballot boxes instantiate fears which currently haunt the West. Our ‘way of life’, our safety, wealth, communities, are threatened by someone—a faceless stranger. This stranger has distorted features: he is a terrorist, perhaps, or a refugee. We don’t trust him. We want to keep her out.
Therefore, we should become more like Christ by willingly risking wealth, security, and reputation to vulnerably associate ourselves with strangers. As a society, we should welcome the migrant and house the refugee.