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 invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit 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 invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ – Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)
This has been a fascinating time in our Nation regarding religious freedom. I happened to find a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos the other day that was interesting:
Fifty-four percent said it was wrong for businesses to refuse services, while 28 percent said they should have that right. And 55 percent said businesses should not have the right to refuse to hire certain people or groups based on the employer’s religious beliefs, while 27 percent said businesses should have the right.
Earlier this month I wrote about religious freedom, saying at the end of my column I think it’s time the “holier than thou” Christians ask themselves the big question: “What would Jesus do?”
As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency. -Caroline Kennedy
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