Heaven’s Hospitality

And then again, maybe you’re NOT so bad after all

Fat Beggars School of Prophets

Long before the writer of Hebrews penned that little verse in 13:2, “Do not neglect hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares,” there was Abe and Sarah.

And long before God said, “Abraham kill me a son,” and long before Abe said, “Where d’ya want this killin’ done?”… (see Bob Dylan for more of that), there was a homeless man throwing a party for Strangers trespassing on his camp.

Yes.  Abraham was rich.  That is true.  And I am reminded of it frequently when I sit in Bible class with white, middle-class American people wishing to justify their wealth (greed).

But Abe was also homeless and living in tents as a drifter (Gen. 12:1; Acts 7:1-7).  The Bible never uses the word “homeless” per se, but, depending on your translation, you might find the word “sojourner” which approximates with “homeless” quite well.  And we find…

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