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Welcoming the Stranger

It seems to me that in Christendom we became so accustomed to having “strangers” look more or less like ourselves that we’ve forgotten how to welcome a real stranger in our midst. Continue reading

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I was a stranger, and you welcomed me

Here in Churchland, we almost always believe ourselves to be welcoming and warm. We like to think that our parishes will greet newcomers with open arms, with smiles, with true Christian mentality. I was delighted this morning to receive such a greeting. Continue reading

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Rice Cakes of Hospitality

One of the many gifts that is regularly shared in the parish I serve is the ministry of hospitality. We’re a welcoming group. And we don’t just look after the stranger, we also look after our own. Continue reading

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