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After seeing a lot of social media posts from Christian friends and family members, which support the current administration’s stance on immigration control, I feel compelled to voice my opinion and concern as a Christian. I also feel its important to share with non-Christians that this Christian does not agree with what is happening along our borders, and finds its unethical and immoral.
Christians are called to seek and find the weary, sick, poor in spirit, under served, etc. Not allow or tolerate, but seek and find (notice I didn’t say stop, ban or persecute either).Why? So we can help, support, care, heal and provide refuge. But why are Christians called to do this? As a demonstration of our faith? Sure. But more importantly as a demonstration of love and grace. The same that is bestowed on us unconditionally by God.
So let me ask my fellow believers this… is your political meme, quote or image a good demonstration of your faith? Are you speaking your truth from a place of love? Are you loving your neighbor (even if they are across a border)?
We can choose to perpetuate this climate or help defuse it. Is your social media post a light upon a hill?
We are so blessed to be born in this county and unfortunately, others are not. I can tell you right now that if I was living in Syria and had a child, I would do everything in my power to get them out. We are all human beings. We all want the same things- love, safety, homes, food security, good health. Why should we as Christian’s care? Because not only is it the right thing to do, but because God call us to care. He calls us to actively seek and find and care for ALL people. Respective of their religion, nationality and color.
If we can’t provide a home or a meal, or even our vote, to help the most needy in this world, we can at least refuse to participate in perpetuating the ugly and un-Christian social media posts. If you are a Christian and finding it hard to feel compassion for others, than I challenge you to focus on this scripture,