In last few years, the so-called migrant crisis has dominated the news. Millions of people have been displaced from their home countries, primarily due to war or economic trouble. Given the sheer scale of this phenomenon, it’s right that it be labeled a crisis.
But, as we ought to do with all cultural phenomena, the church must ask: How should we respond? Regardless of your political views, in light of the mandate to take the gospel to the nations, the church ought to see the so-called migrant crisis as an amazing gospel opportunity.
It’s a chance to display the kind of hospitality and welcome that the King has extended to us. In the gospel, we were the stranger with no homeland, but Jesus made us citizens of his glorious kingdom—all by his grace and mercy. As Christ’s people, we should be marked by that kind of love.
A number of churches in Italy are responding as such. Today, I have Rob Krause with me on the podcast to talk about church planting and ministry among migrants in Italy.
You can listen to this podcast episode here.