Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Matthew 25 and the Immigrants

In a community in California, a bishop has asked his diocese to assist the immigrants with temporary housing, food and clothing.  This has created an uproar and Rush Limbaugh has interviewed parishioners from this parish who are opposed to this plan.
    If this was a ghetto in Jerusalem in 30 AD, and a group of Samaritans (women and children) migrated into Jerusalem because of a plague in Samaria, what would Jesus and his disciples do?  Would he tell the disciples to contact the Roman authorities to take care of this problem? I suspect Jesus would kneel at their feet and bind their wounds and give them cool water to drink and bread to eat, despite the risk of contracting infectious diseases that they brought with them. He would tell his disciples that whatsoever you do for them, you have done it unto me, even if they had "lice crawling down their faces."  Putting politics aside, I would expect nothing less from the Catholic Church to offer this assistance. They are following Matthew 25.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not. That is the Christian message and of course these blowhard public "Christians" are outraged. Besides, these children are otherwise easy prey for fundamentalists who will help them, but with an agenda at play. We Catholics need to step up. This is our chance to be the Lord's instrument in a big way. Julie

July 31, 2014 8:19 AM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Exactly Julie!

July 31, 2014 8:39 AM  

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