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Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

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“for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. – Matthew 25:35 I apologize for being late today, but, just returned from the Westar Institute Spring Meeting held in Santa Rosa CA.  I returned a day late because I adopted the cute little fellow above. I ended up staying an extra day to bond with my new little friend before we made the long drive home. You may be wondering how adopting a dog from shelter is related to a theological meeting but it does fit in quite well actually. A major theme of the meeting was hospitality, the welcoming of the other into our midst.  That other may be someone from a different culture, race, faith tradition, age, or gender.  It also means welcoming the non-human