Where Does Jesus Stand?

This week I received an email from a woman who usually sends me things like novenas and religious articles. It was a petition to ban Middle Eastern refugees from the U.S. I deleted it after thinking what does Jesus think of all of this.
How would he feel about some of his followers taking such a position? It is understandable the fear that terrorists might slip in but aren’t there other ways for them to come? Are we to rely on only military force and homeland security or are we to rely on God? Tough choice. Read the story of Hezekiah in Kings when he relied on God the Assyrians were defeated without battle. A plague killed 70,000 in one night.
What bothers me most is that many of these refugees are Christian being driven out of their homeland for refusing to convert. Shouldn’t Christians at least support them?
Is this what Jesus asks of us, to turn our back on those who are threatened?

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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