When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For… I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” …Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, …when did we see you a stranger and welcome you?” …And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” …And these will go …into eternal life.
After reading that disgusting article by Pat Buchanan, I thought our readers might want to hear a word of hope from Christians who believe immigrants of every race and ethnicity should always be treated with compassion and hospitality. In that spirit, here are some statements from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Association of Evangelicals.