The present crisis here in the US centered on illegal immigration can present a bit of conundrum for the born-again’s. We have people flooding here that have nothing, are sick, are hurting, and are breaking the law. So, what do we do? Do we listen to our head or do we listen to our hearts? The answer is both.
We are American Christians. We have an individual responsibility, like the good Samaritan, and we have a responsibility to our country as good citizens. So the answer can seem elusive, but it’s not. As individuals we are to help those that are here that are legitimately hurting, scared, sick, and alone… mainly children and widows, those that have no church, those that have no family. We feed them, clothe them, help them physically, mentally, and spiritually.
At the same time we call our gov’t to task for allowing this to happen. Our borders are breached, our health is at stake, and this is taking away resources that the gov’t should be handling in fiscally responsible ways for people that are citizens of this country. The borders need secured and protected. The American people need protection from the terrorists, gang member, and drug cartels that are free to come and go as they please because we have had a series of administrations that refuse to protect us, as well as protection from communicable diseases. We need to send these illegal immigrants home.
There is no paradox here. This is our faith. We do as we can to aid the needy, sick, and lost, AND we demand our gov’t enforce it’s borders and its laws.