Received like Christ

Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, for He is going to say, "I came as a guest, and you received Me" (Matt. 25:35). And to all let due honor be shown, especially to the domestics of the faith and to pilgrims…In the reception of the poor and of pilgrims the greatest care and solicitude should be shown, because it is especially in them that Christ is received. Rule of St. Benedict

Today I brought over a gentleman that will be occupying a bed in Edmonton, Alberta's Hope Mission shelter. He is close to our family. I just appreciated how welcome a couple of the staff people made him. How humour and good natured banter relieved for him the awkwardness, shyness, and newness of the place and situation.

"I came as a guest, and you received me."

1 Comment

  1. did you ever see the claymation version of Tolstoy’s Where Love Is God Is?
    It is called Martin the Cobbler and the ideas and the scripture you quote (“I came as a guest, and you received me.”) is central to that lovely story.
    It is a ‘double thumbs upper’ if ever there was one.

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