Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Bible and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Bible weighs in on immigration, thus bringing the influential weight of the centuries on the contemporary subject of comprehensive immigration reform. How should the migrant be treated, according to the Judeo-Christian heritage? One need look no farther than the third book of the Hebrew Scriptures, the book of Leviticus, for instruction.

When the Saint John's Bible toured through Davenport, Iowa, I snapped one image from this impressive rendering of the ancient rule from Leviticus:

"The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you. You shall love the alien as yourself for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God."

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