WelcomingtheStranger.jpgToday’s Word: ‘kindness’ as in…

Our ancient Hebrew sisters and brothers practiced kindness as a kind of sacred act by keeping one’s house always open and welcoming to strangers. The Hebrew scriptures give us a glimpse of this as Abraham and Sarah always kept all four sides of their tent open for guests coming from every direction. I got to thinking about what this might mean for us. The four sides of our tents: open to those we love, open to those we know, open to those we don’t know, and open to those who are difficult to love. In the Middle Ages people would build a ‘guest house’ which would later be known as a sanctuary.

How very kind.



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