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Syrian Refugees: What would Jesus do?

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As refugees from the Middle East and North Africa–mainly Syria–pour into Hungary the prime minister of that country is not the only one in Europe concerned with the „Christian nature“ of the continent. Countless others would prioritize religious identity, race or nationalism before humanity. Thankfully there are Europeans citizens and government whose hearts are truly great, in Germany, Sweden and elsewhere. If, however, we are really to associate Christianity with turning away humans desperately in need of safety and shelter, and facilitating the largest humanitarian Crisis in modern history, I wonder what would Jesus do? Or at least what do the Gospels teach?

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The king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that 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 food, I was thirsty and you gave me something…

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