Sunday, September 06, 2015

Illegal Immigrant

The Most Famous Illegal Immigrant Without Papers

  Was Jesus.

When Jesus was born Herod called on a violent jealous retribution against what he perceived threatened his power- he sought to kill all the children under two years of age in Bethlehem. He slaughtered all the small children who looked around 2 yrs old in an entire town.

  Joseph took Mary who had just delivered a baby and they traveled to Egypt and were illegal aliens, refugees from conflict/war from their home "state" of Israel, leaving behind everything, their parents, their belongings, their home in Nazareth to travel to Egypt.

  Scripture tells us that Jesus as an infant lived in Egypt until his father Joseph felt it safe enough to return to Nazareth. We believe this was several years where he lived under cover as it were as a migrant, an illegal alien in Egypt.

   Pope Francis has now called on every Parish in Europe and every Monastery to accommodate the refugees fleeing war in Syria and house them. Space is a Luxury. If you have taken a vow of poverty and have space to let someone throw a mattress on the floor you should give it to them. In fact, you should make it as nice as you would want to live in- because that is what it means to "do to your neighbor as you want done to you." You should house, clothe, feed and shelter these people, of any and all religions, because that is what it means to be a Christian.

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