Before reading my post below please read Matthew 25:31-46
A large number of our neighbors in the Bahamas are suffering. They need to get to a place of safety, of resources such as water, food and clothing.
What if, and maybe you do, have a family member there? Would there be any good reason to prevent them from entering the United States for these basic human needs? The state and federal government are preventing their entry due to the lack of “proper paperwork.” Now keep in mind that their homes have been washed away, all their possessions, identification, passports if they had one – gone. All they have is what’s on their backs. Of course they don’t have the proper paperwork. Yet we prevent them from entering our country? Does this sound like “love your neighbor"? Does this sound like something Jesus would do?
I am greatly concerned that we Americans are becoming like the Pharisee’s, letting the law blind us to what is right. This is a humanitarian crisis for them and it’s a moral crisis for us. The government can adapt and make exceptions – if they just would. The Matthew scriptures are not just about doing the right thing for our brothers and sisters – it’s also about the price to be paid for not following this restating of the golden rule (Matthew 7:12). “in so far as you failed to do it for the least of these...the price is identified in verses 45 & 46.
What do you think? What would Jesus say?