This morning, I received the daily verse and voice from Sojourners. I believe this verse to be one that might spark some prayer-filled thought and conversation.
While listening to the healthcare debates, I’ve found that one of the great concerns for many has been health coverage for illegal immigrants. I believe there has been a great deal of mis-information in this area of the debate. I believe this verse might inspire some to think of this portion of the debate differently.
You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.– Exodus 23:9
I am one who truly believes that quality healthcare should be available to everyone…regardless of race, sex, socio-economic status, citizenship, etc. I understand some of the concerns. Yet, I believe that if we truly see every person as created and loved by God, we would not want to withhold healthcare from them. Jesus call is for us to care for the “least of these”. I’m pretty sure he did not imply to put limitations on who qualifies as “the least of these.”