I remember a quote that I learned a long time ago. The quote is attributed to a Native American saying and reads, "To understand the man, you must first walk a mile in his moccasin." It may be easy to dismiss the behaviors of others if we do not understand the underlying causes leading up to what we see or feel from the actions of others. However, beginning with hospitality can allow us to begin the walk in others moccasins.
When we are filled with God's love, we are responsible for sharing it. We can begin with hospitality and welcoming others into our lives. We can then develop an understanding of others and the situations leading to their behaviors. That understanding can lead to empathy that allows us know each others' needs in ways that enable us to share God's love. Knowing each other or walking a mile in someone else's moccasins allows us to show hospitality and love that meets others' needs and spreads God's love!
Show hospitality by understanding others and showing God's love!
Thank You for Your love and understanding. Help me to understand others, show hospitality, and spread Your love. Through Jesus I pray, amen.