Sunday, November 17, 2019
Kansas City Sunday Refugee Story Revealed
During the X-mas season the plebs send hate back and forth to one another regarding the immigration status of Jesus Christ.
For the record, check the law for the land and a record low number that achieves a campaign promise:
Time: In Dramatic Decrease, Trump Administration Caps Refugees to Be Taken in by U.S. in 2020 at 18,000
Meanwhile, even lazy Catholics like TKC have been issued guidance on this contentious topic by the Pope . . .
Vatican City — Even if Christians struggle to recognize him with his "torn clothes (and) dirty feet," Jesus is present in the migrants and refugees who seek safety and a dignified life in a new land, Pope Francis said.
If Jesus' words, "Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me," are true, the pope said, then "we must begin to thank those who give us the opportunity for this encounter, namely, the 'others' who knock on our doors, giving us the possibility to overcome our fears in order to encounter, welcome and assist Jesus in person."
That's not just an insight from the current hippie Pontiff . . . A far more revered Catholic cleric felt the same way:
"But if you still don’t want to listen to Pope Francis, then listen to Pope John Paul II, St. John Paul II, who wrote dozens of times about refugees and migrants. 'Seek to help our brother and sister refugees in every possible way by providing a welcome…Show them an open mind and a warm heart,' he said. And as if predicting our current situation, he said, 'It is necessary to guard against the rise of new forms of racism or xenophobic behavior, which attempt to make these brothers and sisters of ours scapegoats for what may be difficult local situations.'"
And so, in that spirit whilst confessing that TKC has played the role of local yokel and been party to a more than a few gas station shouting matches with strangers in this strange land . . . Nevertheless, in theory at least, we acknowledge better angels working to help visitors achieve the American dream as we share this clip . . .
Finding Refuge in KC takes us inside the homes and lives of five refugees who are giving back to the community that received them. A young Congolese man leads his college student government. A loving Somali mother helps new arrivals like herself. A Syrian family is grateful for Kansas City’s welcoming spirit and its medical expertise. A former refugee from Europe is a beloved restaurateur. And a Vietnamese businessman regales his customers with a soulful version of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”
Of course we hope to have more for the morning update but for now here's the mini-movie as we thank readers for joining us through our Sunday updates:
You decide . . .