On Tuesday of this week, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky unveiled a plan to legalize or legitimize the estimated 11 million illegals in our country. Unsurprisingly, he was immediately attacked by right wing zealots who believe that such a move is selling out. While I understand the strong feelings some have about plans to legitimize illegal aliens, given the fact that they did come here illegally, I simply do not understand the general animosity toward these people. We should not selfishly penalize them for wanting to live in our land of plenty and for doing whatever it takes to come to this country. If we were in their shoes, we might do the very same thing. Moreover, we have been abundantly blessed by God with material wealth in this land. So we should be as generous to others as God has been to us in lavishing us with historically unprecedented wealth in this nation. If we do not display the same generosity to these illegals, I believe we are violating the principle that Jesus taught in the unforgiving servant parable.
I think it would wise to remember that we and our forebears were all once new arrivals to this land. If we are ungenerous with these people after God has blessed us so richly, you can bet that God will be displeased, and you DO NOT want to be on God’s bad side. Denying that there is a problem or holding these people hostage to our politics is definitely not the right moral course. Moreover, our bad policy and incompetent political leaders are to blame for allowing this situation to get out of control. And how did we get such bad leaders that produced this situation? We only have ourselves to blame. We have supported and elected very flawed people because we thought it was more important to win elections and to get handouts from our government god than it was to do the morally correct thing and elect honest capable people to represent us.
I pray that you will walk in sweet fellowship with our Lord this day and that you will be as generous to others as God has been to you.