What if one of the families crossing the border happened to be named Joseph, Mary and Jesus? It has happened. It came to be for the same reason many families are coming to our borders now – to flee from violence. The story goes that King Herod heard that there were rumors that the Messiah had been born among the Hebrew people. Herod did not like any threats to his power, apparently, even from a baby. So he ordered Hebrew children under age 2 to be killed. It’s one of those horrible stories in the Bible, warning us of the human capacity to commit genocide.Fearing for their son’s life, Joseph and Mary decided to flee Herod’s territory for a safer place. The story is called “The … [Read More...] about Jesus was an Illegal Immigrant
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