Second Christian Perspective: The Christian Optimist

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I have called this second Christian view, the Christian Optimist. I found this to be an apt term as the tenets of this view always believes that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world. That is, the human is able to overpower brokenness. Human will not be perfect, but will continue to move towards God; and for this reason, compassion must be shown to all humans.
Less than a year ago, the tattered body of Kurdi, a Syrian migrant washed up on the shore of a Turkish beach. The world went into a frenzy as they see the evils that migrants or potential migrants face when it came knocking on the doors of the Western powers. Pope Francis reacted by appealing to all churches in Europe to take on and care for a migrant family. This was
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It is the Church 's task not only to present constantly the Lord 's teaching of faith but also to indicate its appropriate application to the various situations which the changing times continue to create. Today, the migrant comes before us like that "stranger" in whom Jesus asks to be recognized. To welcome him and to show him solidarity is a duty of hospitality and fidelity to Christian identity itself.” The closing words of John Paul II on the occasion of World Migration Day in 1996. He reminds the Christian that the phenomenon of migration is complex with numerous problems and challenges. This usually results in more stringent laws and tightening of the borders of the countries that are frequented by migrants. However, he urges that the church should consider this issue from the standpoint of Christ, who’s aim was to integrate all. In quoting Acts of the Apostles, he argues that "God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him" (10:34-35). John Paul II clearly accepts that it is the complex situation and that laws are in place to keep order, however, realizes that in dealing with such a delicate matter, one ought not to be reticent or a slave to the law because thousands would suffer from the lack of an adequate

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