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Verse of the Day: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

– James 2:8-9

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posted March 13, 2007 at 8:51 pm

From this: Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners Call to Renewal, said there are some laws “that are just bad laws, immoral laws,” and he called upon Christians to lobby for “compassionate” comprehensive immigration reform that treats illegal immigrants with grace. I have some questions about that “compassion”. Is depriving Mexico of the workers they need “compassionate”? Is emptying out Mexican villages “compassionate”? At least one state gets more in money sent back from people in the U.S. than they get from local income; is that “compassionate”? What about propping up the corrupt Mexican government? Care to tell us why that’s “compassionate”? What about all the billions of people with even lower income than Mexicans, but who don’t have a land bridge to the U.S.? Where’s the “compassion” for them? What about the massive law-breaking and massive political corruption that directly attacks the U.S.’s founding principles? Where’s the “compassion” for our fundamental principles? I suggest Wallis spends a bit more time thinking this whole thing through, since it’s obvious to me he has no idea what he’s talking about.

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