Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrew 13:2
We may find it more challenging while we are socially distant to offer hospitality to one another. But in what ways can you extend to others the Grace of God during these difficult times?
- Can you be even more kind when you venture out for the essentials?
- Can you brighten the day of your cashier or other worker, even (especially) if you wish for the experience to be something different than it is?
- Can you offer a smile to the person who has let fear make them angry and loud?
- Can you quiet your own judgement and offer compassion to someone who seems to not understand or is struggling?
- Can you focus your attention on, and help others to focus on, our blessings in this?
- Can you pause…
- Can you pause, and offer a moment of blessing to someone else?
- Can you pause, and offer a moment of blessing and love to yourself?
PRAYER: Give me courage, God, to offer hospitality to anyone who wanders through my life today–whether that is to give a kind word, a smile, a wave of support, or to pause and offer a moment of blessing to those in need of love and compassion.
Kid’s Corner: Remember that every person is like an angel in disguise. Loving one another can be hard work.
Can you think of someone you love and send them wishes for happiness in your mind? Can you think of a friend and send them wishes for happiness in your mind? Can you think of a stranger you’ve met and send them wishes for happiness in your mind? Can you think of someone you don’t like very much and send them wishes for happiness in your mind?
Can you think of all these people as angels? If it’s really hard, can you find one trait about each that is angelic?
Every single person has been blessed by God.
*Inspired by Barbara Butler Bass’s Grounded