Welcoming the Stranger

The Bible makes clear that God’s heart is with the outcast, the marginalized, the alien and stranger. He calls us to be with them as well, to make room in our lives for those who have no place to rest. This practice has been central to Christians throughout Church history because of Jesus’ promise in Matthew 25 that, when we feed the hungry and care for the needy, we are caring directly for Him. This practice, then, is a way of welcoming Jesus into our midst as we welcome those He loves.

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