It Must Be Dared

Syrian-Refugee-Crisis

It Must Be Dared

German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was 28 years old when he gave his famous “Peace Speech” in Fano, Denmark. Hitler’s National Socialist party had ascended to power the year before and Bonhoeffer implored pastors and theologians at the ecumenical gathering to move from conversation to action – from discussion to decision-making.

Many were frightened.

Bonhoeffer acknowledged their fear, but countered, “There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared, it is itself the great venture and can never be safe.”

Nothing worthwhile comes completely without risk. It must be dared.

Allowing Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States is not completely without risk. Nevertheless it must be dared because it is the right thing to do. There are men, women, and children whose lives depend on our overcoming our fear.

In Christ,

Pastor Jen

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