The prophetic witness of Christians before the State has too often been muted by a surface reading of the Apostle Paul’s words in Romans 13:1-7, with its infamous “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God” (Rom. 13:1).
For years now David has focused on households as sheep pens, identifying “people of peace” as Jesus directed in Luke 10. We call these “households in transformation”, whose hosts welcome Jesus’ sent ones–offering hospitality, receiving prayer for healing and the message shared about Jesus’ transforming love.
“What’s your name?” I asked. “Sean” which he pronounced seen. I then told him that God notices him all the time and knows his pain.
A hardening of attitudes toward immigrants and refugees is increasingly noticeable in Europe and North America of late.