Posted Tuesday morning, January 31, 2017.
Sometimes I think Matthew 25:31-46 is about all the Scripture anyone needs to know.
President Trump's refugee and migrant policies are manifestly unchristian and utterly contrary to the Gospels: https://t.co/E8qSPlvR1i— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) January 28, 2017
“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. Indeed, last year, Pope Francis said, ‘A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the Gospel.’”
Follow the link to read all of Father Martin’s sermon, “I was a stranger and you did not welcome me”, at America: The Jesuit Review.