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Church Sign of the Day: ‘I Was a Stranger and You Tear Gassed Me … Wait a Second’

Church Sign of the Day: ‘I Was a Stranger and You Tear Gassed Me … Wait a Second’

Twitter user Stephanie Drury has posted an image of a provocative church sign that offers some interesting perspective on the recent situation on the border.

In Matthew, Jesus offers this scathing lesson to His followers:


When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation 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 took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’

Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?’

And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’


Recently, the White House has ramped up their anti-immigration rhetoric. There have also been reports of American border agents shooting canisters of tear gas into Mexico.

From The New York Times, “A peaceful march at the border of Mexico and the United States on Sunday devolved into chaotic scenes of American border protection agents firing tear gas into a crowd that included children. Rights experts and others have questioned whether this use of force was justifiable or legal.”

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