What attitude should we take toward people who have entered this nation illegally? Should mercy and benevolence triumph over justice and the law? What about those who immigrate here lawfully or those who seek asylum? Vicky, Karl and I waded into this vast and complex topic using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral as our guide. We also call this the "STER analysis" which follows these 4 questions. What does Scripture teach? (the S in STER). What about the traditions of our church (the T in STER). Here we consulted the social principles of the Methodist faith. If you are non-Methodist, I encourage you to check your own denominational statement. Thirdly, what experiences do I have that shape my understanding? (the E) and what seems to be in accordance with the dictates of human reason? (our R). Just so you know, we hear more from Vicky in this first section, and more from Karl in the second. The recording was divided into two episodes. The next will cover part two, as I said, with more Karl.