Jesus’s flight from Herod isn’t the same as refugees fleeing war, violence

Jesus’s flight from Herod isn’t the same as refugees fleeing war, violence

[Ed. – One of the Left’s rationales for open borders]

One of the newest ‘Christmas traditions’ is the discussion of whether Jesus, Joseph, and Mary were refugees.

It’s an emotional argument used to tug at the heartstrings of Christians – and others – over the plight of people fleeing from one violent country or another to either Europe or the United States. The debates within Europe and America over migrant policy – plus the vow by President Donald Trump and Republicans to “build the wall” – only exacerbate the issue as both sides throw slings and arrows at each other like two ancient armies.

The most recent discussion of “Jesus as a refugee” comes from Kenneth Reid at (emphasis original).

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When Jesus says,“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me,” he wasn’t exaggerating. It wasn’t meant to be taken poetically or metaphorical.

Jesus himself really was the “least of these.” He and his family actually stood at the edge of a national border, hoping someone would have pity on them.

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