A friend on Facebook posted this picture. It says it’s from Ron Desantis, governor of Florida, but it is actually from someone who made a Twitter account to campaign for him. Nevertheless, my friend who posted it is a professing Christian. Here it is:
That sign reminds me of a pretty famous Bible passage:
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:41-46 ESV).
“Strangers” is referring to immigrants. Immigrants were to be treated respectfully along with orphans and widows in the Old Testament. Jesus says you had better not just treat them the same, but welcome them and give them food and drink.
Foreigners wanting to come to the U.S. is a blessing to us economically and is a golden opportunity for evangelism. At one point in American history, Catholics were complaining that Presbyterians were getting the Irish Catholics to convert to Christianity when they came off of Ellis Island by helping them find their way with a job and a place to live.
People who are newly arrived are welcome at my house. I will give them some food and drink and help them find a place to live and a job. I will help them hide from the evil authorities trying to get rid of them, because that’s what Jesus said we ought to be doing.
And just as an aside, Democrats are big-government socialists, and have zero interest in free markets and free immigration. They harass immigrants just as much as anyone else (see Obama’s deportation rate); they’re just more politically correct when they do it.
I shudder to think where the people who endorse this sign will end up for eternity.