This morning I watched an interview where a leading presidential candidate expressed his desire to block Muslim Refugees from entering America as a step toward ‘making America great again.’

Shortly after, I was running errands in my city and met a stranger who happened to be Muslim and came to America as a Refugee. With relative ease we started to chat about the weather, our families and our jobs and even a little about the unimaginable journey he took from his war-torn homeland.

Before our conversation ended, he generously invited me for a meal at his home to meet his family.

As I reflected on this encounter, I realized how my new friend was overlooking the hurtful and sometimes hateful language raging across America while courageously expressing kindness and hospitality toward me, a stranger.

It seems to me that this Muslim Refugee is in fact making America great again.