Not Optional

According to this article from Baptist News Global, a number of Baptist leaders have come out strongly in favor of helping refugees that find themselves in America. But it’s really the headline that grabbed me on this one: “Helping refugees not optional for followers of Jesus…” What a simple and powerful way to put it. If you are a follower of Jesus, the only choice you have is to either help refugees, or stop following Jesus on this one.

So, as we are asking ourselves questions during Lent, maybe we should be asking ourselves an old one: “Who is my neighbor?” If someone just like yourself springs to mind, you might want to read Luke 10 again and take another look around the neighborhood.

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