Every Thursday, we get together and have a discussion about Christian Theology and Social Justice.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
– Hebrews 13:2
Ufo, one remarkable dude, came to the Baltimore Diocesan Center yesterday to tell us about his remarkable journey: from Nigeria to Brazil, and then from Brazil to San Diego, on foot.
“Hospitality has changed me, and the way I see things,” he said, elaborating upon the people who had helped him along the way. Between Erica in Brazil and St. Marks’ parish in Pikesville, his journey has depended upon the everyday citizens he’s met. While he’s seeking asylum, he can’t receive benefits and he can’t work, but the hospitality of others has assisted his journey.
Our group discussed hospitality and how it comes into play in our lives, our home, and our internship. Some of us discussed the hospitality we’ve accepted at the hands of those less fortunate than us and how it’s opened our minds to the humanity of the Baltimore poor.
Alternatively, we’ve offered hospitality to our community, offering our time and energy toward the health and comfort of others. Of course, that’s what ESC is all about.