I am a Christian, was raised Protestant and converted to Catholicism on my own, no one led me there. I am not a preacher or teacher of the Bible or of Jesus. I believe strongly in both. With all that is going on in the world, a question that constantly comes up or to mind “What would Jesus do?” We ask that for our own guidance when we are uncertain or pulled in multiple directions with no easy answer and maybe lost for solutions and worried what the future holds.
There is no burning bush talking to me. I may feel Jesus presence, but He is not visibly sitting at my table answering my many questions. He would probably tell me “He has already given us the answers.”
Children from Mexico, South and Central America have been migrating here by the thousands. Its been frequently written of all the problems they bring with them, there is no need to repeat it here; by now you’ve heard it all.
They are children. I am not talking about the teenage gangs here. That is another article. I am concerned about the children that have been sent here by their families back home. The children that are lost, ill, hungry, tired, scared and homeless because they may have been forced our way.
Americans, the most generous of people. No nation gives more than we do. The people of our nation do not want to see children suffer, but how much can we take. We have problems of our own. We can not always be the answer for the world.
So, what would Jesus do? I believe He would expect us to take care of our family first. How can we take care of others, when we struggle. We have jobless, homeless, sick and hungry that need help. We place, excuse the word but, outsiders before our own?
The children are at the border and yes they must be dealt with. We should do what we can. Would Jesus ask them, why did you leave, abandon your families? Would he heal them, cloth them and give them food? When they were rested, would He show them the path back home?