A CNN commentator wrote a column about immigrants and illegal workers. There is more than meets the eye to most political debates:
“After all, compassion without common sense may feel good but it doesn’t achieve anything. If you need proof then go out and give $1,000 to every homeless person who asks you for change. I bet your heart would be full, but your wallet would soon be empty. And all those people would probably still be homeless.”
And many of these political debates, if you look closer, turn into humanitarian debates as opposed to political. Sometimes it’s easy for us to gloss over a situation by our so-called compassion. But our compassion is more like a logical loophole. God’s compassion is much different and much more involved. It requires sacrifice. Something not a lot of us like to talk about.
“This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another…” Zechariah 7:9