"When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. 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." Leviticus 19:33-34
I could go on and on about how wrong I think the House of Representitive Immigration Bill is wrong. I could build a strong intellectual case against every facet of the bill, but that's not what I'm feeling right now. I am feeling that I should make my confession. I should confess to you and God that I have not loved the alien as myself. It seems in this moment that the most truthful thing I can say is that I am more concerned about my well being--the roof over my head, the food in my stomach--then anyone elses, even my wife's. I don't befriend those different from me very well, but I should.
I ask God to forgive me. I ask you to forgive me. I ask God to change me, and I ask you to help me change.