The ultimate acid-test for grading the integrity of our actions will always be, “If I was on the receiving side of my words or actions, would I still think they were fair?”
Let’s just say, for example, you are living in Honduras without a job, without an advocate, afraid for your family’s safety, not knowing how long you will be able to feed and protect them.
A) Fight against a corrupt system until they kill you and leave your family without protection?
B) Watch your family die because it is not fair to burden another country with their needs?
C) Decide your family deserves this fate because you should never have had children in the first place? Or,
D) Take a chance sending your children across the border, hoping that others will have mercy on them?
If this were your situation, would it seem reasonable for those more fortunate to turn you away or complain about the drain of resources for foreigners?