We should thoughtfully consider how we might care for those who are strangers and sojourners among us. This is all the more important as the church is called upon to care for the refugees fleeing the atrocities of the Syrian civil war.

You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34 ESV