Thursday, October 09, 2014

If The End Was Near - 5

The next instruction is about hospitality. It could be a further comment about love, but it could stand on its own.

The instruction is to provide hospitality with a positive attitude for those in need. given the context and main theme of the book, I believe this instruction is aimed primarily at other believers who lose their homes and livelihood, because they are members of Jesus' family. We should joyfully bring these into our homes, feed and clothe them.

There is not much more to be said -- use your physical possessions to serve, shelter and feed others.

However, imagine if the command had universal scope. The homeless. Refugees. The unemployed. Since, Jesus' heart covers these also, it would not be too hard to include these too.

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