Jesus with a Leafblower.What's the difference between Jesus and Jésus? Not much, if you're a Christian.
41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,
43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' (NIV)
As an American, I am not against border control or citizenship.
As a Christian, I insist that any immigration reform treat illegal immigrants with kindness and compassion.
I went in search of a typical blog on this and one of the more vitriolic seems to be a libertarian or -- yikes! -- a liberal.
Compare this quote below with the quote from Matthew 24, above:
I also happen to believe we CAN find the illegals in our midst and either deport or imprison them. Will it cost money? Yes. ...
Those who have hired them should be fined and/or imprisoned also. Yes, folks, it's a felony.
I know that not only SOUNDS harsh - it IS harsh. But if we follow Bush and his new Democrat friends on the amnesty issue, and the "guest worker" crap, where will it end? Do we have the resources to accept the unemployed and the under-employed from not only Mexico, but from all those other third-world nations around the globe? Are YOU willing to adopt a family from Mexico or any other "developing" nation, and personally pay for their shelter, food, clothing, health care, etc., etc.?
OK, fine. Let's stop illegal immigration. But as we do so, let's remember that Jesus will someday say to us: "I was a stranger and you did not invite me in."