One of my favorite blessings is being able to welcome the people I meet as brothers and sisters. Hospitality is a gift from God that allows us to walk in His way on the level path of peace. After all, we are all living in the desert of our modern life, facing difficulties and challenges. None of us can live or survive alone; we need the companionship of others.

I think that if we only stay in our close circle of friends or our own church community, we miss the chance to grow in God’s light, living as his children playing in the light of His love. We are His guests in this world; all that we have are the gifts given by God. We own nothing.

Open our hearts to others and let the light shine in; who knows, the new person we welcome may become a lifelong friend, of perhaps that new person brings something greater to our lives. Perhaps she brings the peace of God.

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