Blessed are the Refugees, Outcasts, and Exiles

How Will God Vote? Part VIII

Syrians and Iraq refugees arrive at Skala Sykamias Lesvos Greece 2.jpg by Ggia, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

As we enter the final days of the 2020 election season, I want to end my series on the Beatitudes and the values of Jesus by adding a translation twist to a familiar passage. What if each time we saw the word persecution in the Sermon on the Mount, we replaced it with refugee or outcast?

Blessed are they which…