Asked what Jesus would do on the issue of asylum-seekers, [Tony Abbott] replied: “Don’t forget, Jesus drove the traders from the temple as well. This idea that Jesus would say to every person who wanted to come to Australia ‘fine, the door’s open’, I just don’t think is necessarily right.”
That’s a fascinating comparison – those profiting from others by indulging in usury and money-changing in “the house of God” are comparable with the desperate seeking refuge.
But what would I know. Perhaps some Christians might enlighten me – is that really your interpretation of Jesus and his reported message?