Children, parents shouldn't be separated, Becky Ward, (Times Record, June 26). What would Jesus do? If we're to use scripture to leverage a political argument how about this: "The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: God I thank you that I am not like other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers etc."
While we are quick to judge others, more often than not we fail to see that it may identify faults within ourselves; we can find just about anything we need in biblical scripture to serve-self, but should we? Is it really proper to do so? The scripture tells us that "there are none righteous, no not one," and teaches that we all "fall short of the glory of God."
The question to Republicans was, "Would Jesus approve the separation of children from their parents?" A question to the Democrats might be, "Would Jesus approve aborting a healthy fetus?" And the beat goes on.
I'm not interested in what Jesus would do; likely, whatever each partisan conscience and cause thinks he ought to do. No one I know, Democrat or Republican, approves the fragmentation, breakup of families or the separation of children from parents, and notable conservatives have spoken against it; but if one opposes open borders he is apt to be accused of it.
It does seem that Trump caught Hades for enforcing the same laws passed and practiced by predecessors, which reminds of a scripture from the Old Testament, "The parents have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge."