Gloria Barragan: Bible answers immigrant question

07/18/2014 11:52 PM

07/18/2014 11:53 PM

Regarding “Immigrant flood roils some towns” (Page A6, July 3): The Stars and Stripes wave, declaring to the world we are a free people endowed by our creator of life, liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness.

Though we face issues of veteran services, social ills, climate changes and a troubled economy, America is the most blessed nation in all the world. None other can compare with our natural resources, personal wealth and creative talent.

How are we as a people using the God-given graces? The Bible states, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” (Luke 12:48)

Many wrestle with a correct response to the recent flood of unaccompanied children crossing our border fleeing starvation and death. A correct response is offered in the Bible: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Gloria Barragan, Merced

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