Jesus said, “You will be hearing of wars and acts of terrorism. Be alarmed? NO! Such things are normal, not the end of the world.”
The angel said, “Be not alarmed! You seek Jesus, the Nazarene, the crucified one. He is risen!”
Note, Mark wrote that to end in awe. Within a few years, others added. Mark left it at the low point. I think he expected people to find the risen savior and understand the joy of Easter inwardly, rather than in writing.
The ladies entered the tomb, and they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
They were afraid.
At least a dozen times, Jesus told us not to be afraid. “Fear not! Only believe.”
There are problems to address with immigration into our country. There are big problems with ignoring our own laws.
There are no reasons to fear immigrants!
We need to improve our laws and reopen our country. We need to have faith in our fellowman. No man is an island.
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.