Posts Tagged ‘vexation’

Ok, so I borrowed that line.

I share the sentiment though.
A while back I wrote this post about the Alien, Orphan, and Widow.  While it arose chiefly out of the congealing of revelation in the nebulae that is my thought process, it did have something to do with the way I've perceived Christians responding to the question of immigration.
So now I've really had it.
There have been one too many people saying something of a derogatory nature about the hispanic immigrants in our area. There have also been one too many positive comments about the Arizona law. 
There is a whole list of things that trouble me about this.  
At the top of the list:
     1.  I know first hand how hard it is to immigrate to another country just because you want to live there.  I can't imagine how much worse it would be if a) I lived in poverty and b) I had little education.  These are things I can't forget as I look at the immigration situation we face today. I can understand, even as I don't endorse, someone trying another way around the system.
     2.  The people I'm hearing make such a noise are people who are very good at using scripture to justify their positions on a regular basis. However they have yet to do it for this issue.
The reason they haven't is that, inherently, this position is very anti scripture.  And as those who forget history are doomed to repeat it I thought I'd do something.
This week my status updates on facebook are going to just be bible verses which talk about how we are to treat the 'alien' among us.  I'm intrigued to see what conversation it triggers.  I'll probably cross post the verses here.
Todays is from everybody's favorite book Leviticus.

Leviticus 19:33-34 " 'When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God."

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So I told my brother today that I wanted to see his pics from Japan (he lives in the UK and took a holiday there and got back a week ago so it's not like I can just pop round to his flat for a cuppa tea and some picture looking). He told me he had uploaded them all to his facebook account.
I don't have a facebook account.
I don't want a facebook account.
People always invite me to get a facebook account.
I already acquiesced and have a MySpace.  That was sacrifice enough.
Must I facebook as well?
What's next?
Second Life?

Now I'm going to raise that mini rant with a small bitch and moan.

We had flowers at church decorating the sanctuary, and the tables at our Easter Breakfast.  We could take one of the flowers, and pay the church $5 for them.  There was one really beautiful daffodil that was white with a peachy center.  I thought it was gorgeous.  I didn't want to take it off the table before people were done eating, so I put a post it note on it claiming it.  After the service I went to pick it up.  NOT THERE!  Not anywhere in church.  Someone saw my note (it was very clear) and took off with my flower anyway.
I'm kinda vexed about it!

I'm done for now.
Stay tuned for my next rant…scheduled for sometime next week.

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