I’m sorry that we’re a little late this week with our weekly e-mail. But I guess it’s slightly providential since it gives me the opportunity to say that separating children from their families is the work of the devil, the totalitarian, and the slaver. Separating children from their families is not biblical.
Of course, in extreme cases of abuse or neglect, such a thing must be done. But as far as governmental policy, the Bible provides no justification for such things.
If we want to be a Christian nation, we ought to listen to the words of Jesus who said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them.” We could also, if we really wanted to get into the whole Christianity thing, listen to Jesus who said, and I quote:
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
It’s hard to do what Jesus commands. But it’s not always that hard. Sometimes it’s hard to understand what Christian charity demands. But it’s not always that hard.
This is one of the reasons I believe that kids belong in church—Christ invites them. Families belong together, and so does the family of God.
See you in church, and hopefully outside of it, too.