After reading your words about Syrian Refugees, I had this thought.
I know that you are a former Baptist pastor and are familiar with Vacation Bible School. I went to VBS as a child myself. Remember that little song we used to sing that went “Jesus loves the little children, all the little children of the world”?
Funny, I used to think that the adults actually believed this. Now I know that for some, at least, it was just a cute little children’s song.