Sunday School Makes My Response To Trump’s Muslim Immigrant Ban
I am utterly dismayed over the news of Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants coming to this nation. What is most devastating about this action is that it undercuts what makes America special. It erodes the foundations of who we are as a people. It strips away a part of the inner mission that has been our national narrative.
I lay in bed last night listening to the BBC (with a headphone). I could not sleep. The main story being analyzed was this awful and heartless story. While listening my mind went back to my childhood and Sunday School when my Aunt Alena (mom’s sister) taught classes. It was those times and lessons that never have left me. As 2 AM approached I got up and turned on the computer. I knew what needed to be found.
Here then is my response to Trump and his attack on the men, women, and children who seek a safe home and a gentle smile.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when d…id we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”