Saturday, 6 June 2015

Waves of Immigrants.

When looking at the news items showing the waves of desperate humanity pouring across the Med under such danger, it is difficult not to wonder what the Europeans are supposed to do. I sometimes want to scream at the television when some reporter asks how they feel at being here and they reply free and with hope. By what stretch of the imagination do they assume that they have any right to come and settle here. In the UK the population is growing at a great rate.
Then as a Christian I read the following:

From Matthew 25 v 35 to 40
34"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 
35For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' 
37"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
 38'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
 39'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?
 40"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.

There are two factors which must be discussed. One is to try to make sure that the places from which they come are viable states. Given the conflict in the world and the corruption which is rife in these countries this is not easy. The other is to welcome immigrants into the country and find out what skills they have. In this way though doing nothing to stem the flow of immigration it will make the country stronger economically. These thing have to be discussed because present policies are not working.

My novel A Legacy from Mary by Eddie Gubbins includes a view of corruption and the consolidation of power in a few hands.
Available from www.createspace.com and Amazon as a paperback and Amazon/Kindle as an e-book for downloading to e-readers.