Our American patriotism can often be a stumbling block when it comes to loving Muslims. Of course, we should be proud to be Americans, and our patriotism compels us to think defensively when attacked. Images of September 11 and San Bernardino fan the flames of defensive patriotism within us. We ought to hold tightly to our love of country. Yet as any Christian in Jordan or China or Saudi Arabia could teach us, we still have much to learn about how to cherish our earthly country while prioritizing our citizenship in a heavenly one.