“There is no possible way to follow Jesus and say no to a refugee” by The Rev. Kaji Douša
I’m going to get straight to the point. I am joined by a number of religious leaders who are completely appalled by the Muslim ban and the ban on refugees that has just come from the current administration. Why are we appalled? You see, if we ever want to follow Jesus, then we’re going to realize that we have to take care of the least of these, which includes people who are coming to us in crisis, when their lives are on the line, and that includes refugees. If we want to follow Jesus, then we have to remember that he, too, was a refugee, several times, not even just once. So, if we want to turn away a refugee then we need to go ahead and realize that we’re turning away Jesus – because every person bears the image of Christ. And this is not the country I’ve known. So, if you have a minister who defends a policy in which we turn away refugees, realize that they’re in a moment of crisis right now where they’re not following Jesus. There is no possible way to follow Jesus and say no to a refugee. So, let’s be clear. You can do what Jesus says and encourage them to repent. I have had to repent several times. They need to repent now. Amen.
See Pastor Kaji’s full sermon here: https://youtu.be/CXJW0muJmY0