Do This To the Least of These . . .

Sunday, January 29, 2017

With all the social media hub-bub you'd think President Trump just started WWIII. Uh-No, he just made America safer with tightening up our border. Christians all over are touting scriptures saying that since our country is founded on biblical principles we have a duty to refugees.

The scripture most believers seem to be using is Matthew 25:40, where Christ tells his followers "Truly when you do this for the least of these you have done it to me."
So. . . who are the least of these? Only refugees escaping war torn countries? Uh, no! Not in my opinion. As an American I am sick and tired of our country taking care of other countries problems and ignoring ours here at home.
Wouldn't our Veterans who are homeless, who have fought for our country count as the least of these? I would say YES! What about homeless families, abused mothers and children in shelters? Again I say YES! As a country we have been so focused on other countries and saving the down-trodden that we have forgotten to take care of what is going on in our own borders.

It is believed that when Christ said these words he was talking about the persecuted believers, not the poor. Which when you read it under this light it makes sense. Especially when we know that Paul was persecuted and in prison. It was like Christ was fore-shadowing.

Matthew 25:35-36

For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in, I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.

I think it is real easy to make noise with the crowd because going against the crowd is not the popular thing to do. Yet, where are these voices when it comes to issues going on here at home? Is it only worthwhile to say something when you have people backing you up, and they agree with you? Would you say something if you were the only one speaking? I've always been a rebel so going against the grain works for me.

I am a Navy brat, emphasis on the brat part, Mark always says. I was a Navy wife for 20+ years and I think our vets are more important than refugees who want to escape a war torn country. I believe we have a responsibility to them, they fought for our country and deserve being taken care of respectfully.

Each of us has to make our own decision about this, I'm not sure there is a right or wrong, I just think based on our own life experience we will feel pulled in one direction more than the other.


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