Don’t be like these two. Choose love over fear.
Good for you, and I agree with that sentiment.
Good juxtaposition. 🙂
Thank you for this. I really needed to see it.
Interestingly, if you distill the Bible down to just two (very broad) statements, they come out as : “Love thy god and thy neighbor” and “Don’t be afraid.”
Which is my way of saying “right on” to this comic!
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Mary and Joseph were required by a Roman edict to travel from their home town, unlike the refugees.
And, unlike what Jon said, if you try to generalize the bible into two really broad, basic ideas it is “obey God” and “accepting Jesus’s sacrifice is to atone for your sins is the only way to heaven”
“I love to help. Except when it really matters.”
I think some people just don’t have the capacity for love or sympathy. Which is tragic.
But even in that case the least they could do is stop helping the bad guys win – letting fear control us and determine how we treat each other is exactly what terrorists want.
Excellent comic today! (It’s a great way to get my recommended daily allowance of Irony…)
They weren’t refugees. They were sent to Joseph’s home town to be counted for the census. The good Samaritan would be a better equivalence, but more difficult to illustrate.
True; the birth in the manger happened before the flight to Egypt, by at least a few days and possibly as much as two years depending on how you read Matthew 2. But there’s no universally recognized iconic image for that whereas everyone knows the Nativity scene. ‘People about to be refugees’ will have to do.
And I agree with you about the parable of the Good Samaritan. That’s even more to the point about helping strangers…but hard to illustrate.
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