Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Saying of the Desert Christians: Hospitality 2


Once two brothers came to a certain old man. It was his custom not to eat every day but when he saw them he received them joyfully and said, "A fast has its own reward, but he who eats for the sake of love fulfils two commandments: he leaves his own will and he refreshes his brothers."

Some thoughts

What this says to me is that hospitality outweighs all other considerations, even our spiritual disciplines.


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