May 15, 2008

Jesus Was An Immigrant

Our good friend, Mike Angell, has posted a superb blog post regarding how our understanding of Jesus and who he is informs how we interpret issues dealing with migration and the border here in San Diego:

Beyond that Jesus calls his followers toward an immigrant identity. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God” tends to be heard figuratively, but the connotation is that the follower of Jesus is constantly seeking a homeland that is not her own. Christians are all united in their common identity as immigrants to the Kingdom of God, the promised future country in which the poor are uplifted, the hungry fed, the sinful forgiven, the outsiders included. As followers of Christ we are called to be immigrants seeking the Kingdom of God.

Go read the rest and comment.

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