And I will be going into more of a full-on rant after the move is over. However, there has been much debate over illegal immigrants. Well, my family all got here legally, we have proof of when, who, & where. Hell, my family even had official land grants from Mexico to be here in what is Texas legally. I have good, dear friends who I love very much, and they have had to pay through the nose, fight the legal crap, jump thgrough the hoops, cut tge red tape, just to become legal citizens. And one or two, that have been denied, due to this, that, or the other, but who live here as a resident alien, paying taxes, owning businesses, and are law-abiding, for the most part. So I do have some hard feelings of my own towards illegals coming to the U.S., and not just from our southern borders – from everywhere.
So, I prayed. Is it sooooo wrong to hire day laborers? Well, why did they come here? Most likely they were desperate for a better life, and saw no other option, and the taste of sweet freedom (at least for the time-being), was all they could dream about. I have been to Mexico and Central America. Lovely climate, lovely people, just loved it. Many parts are so grossly impoiverished, I had to fight back tears, as not to show pity. The people in that region are very proud, and to have pity from a white, American woman would be insulting and embarrasing.
Now, these people are so desperate for money in their pockets, the ability to buy food, find shelter that is more sturdy than a box, they leave all they know, risking their very lives, just in hopes of something better. Nobody wants to starve to death, or worse, watch their loved ones die like that. I cannot imagine that kind of desperation! God has chosen, for whatever reason, to spare me of that. And I am grateful. Grateful for my family, and that we are all well fed, have adequate healkth insurance, and are educated.
Now, my question is this: Did Christ say love everyone, or just thge ones who believe as you do? Anyone can do that, and That is what He said, actually. However, God’s love, mercy, and grace are for everyone, irregardless if they accept it, deserve it, or understand it. So then, as an obedient Christian, shouldn’t I love, regardless of any factors? God does not limit us, we limit Him and ourselves, mainly by being concerned more about our own ass, pay, tax rate, etc., then truly living out the faith that we have all been called to.
So, by utilizing day labor, we are feeding, and clothing Jesus. Yeah, think about that shit! He said, whoever does this for the least of me, has done it for me, paraphrasing, again, but my point is, we need to think about what we believe, and why. What if they have come here because they had lost everything, or simply had nowhere else to go, and America is calling out like a beacon of God’s hope for a future, a life, food, and freedom! Still think we should harm illegals?
Just wondering. Okay, back to work. Geez, I have a ton to do before Saturday!!!