When King Herod heard rumors that a newborn Messiah might someday take his place, he ordered the killing of all newborn male children. An angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him to take the Holy Family and flee into Egypt, where they found sanctuary. If the Holy Family arrived at the U.S. border today would they be treated as undocumented aliens? Someone in Egypt must have taken pity on them. Thank God that Donald Trump was not in charge of Egyptian border security in those days.
How does the story of Jesus have meaning in our lives today? How many holy families (and under God, they are all holy), fleeing violence in Central America or the Middle East, has Donald Trump sent back to be killed?
How did this cruel, sadistic man become president? Every day he discovers new ways to disgrace our country.
Donald Trump needs to be impeached because, with his Muslim bans, he has violated the most important direction to the president that is written into the Constitution, "...he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed".
If, as Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. said, we want to save the soul of America, we must, as faithful citizens, resist Donald Trump's usurpations.
The author of this post is Bill Distler from Bellingham, Washington. Bill is a Vietnam veteran and former squad leader in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from December 1967 to September 1968. He is a member of the Jonathan J. Santos Memorial Chapter of Veterans For Peace VFP-111.