“I was a stranger and you did not welcome me.”

After witnessing the events in airports across this country today, I think it safe to say there are many people who truly believe in this.  I was just watching the news footage of the Seattle airport.  I saw a shot of a man in alb and stole standing next to a man in yarmulke and prayer shawl, witnessing together that we are not a nation that turns the stranger away….reyanna

By Fr James Martin          January 28, 2017            America on-line

“I was a stranger and you did not welcome me.”

President Trump has announced that he will order the construction of a Mexican border wall, the first in a series of actions to crack down on immigrants, which will include slashing the number of refugees who can resettle in the United States, and blocking Syrians and others from what are called “terror-prone nations” from entering, at least temporarily.

These measures, which mean the rejection of the stranger, the rejection of the person in need, the rejection of those who suffer, are manifestly un-Christian and utterly contrary to the Gospel.

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