Practice Hospitality

Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

The Ozark Alliance with Audie Blaylock

…. so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

  In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”


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5 responses to “Practice Hospitality

  1. Words to live by. When I went to the store, I started to get a cart. An elderly lady waited for me to get done. I gave it to her, and got another one. No big deal. She said, thank you, people don’t do that much any more. I said my mom, bless her soul, would kick my butt if I didn’t. We both started laughing.

    • The little things in life like that make it worth living.

      • Years ago we had a serial killer roaming the streets and everyone was on tender hooks. I was driving home late one night and there was an elderly lady sitting at a bus shelter waiting for a bus. Thinking it was too dangerous for her to be there so late at night I pulled up alongside her to offer her a lift but the poor thing saw the car and took off so fast I couldn’t see her for dust. I felt so bad because she is probably still out there hiding 😦

        • Your lucky Loon, she may have been the killer waiting for some gullible sucker to give her a lift then, aaarrrggghhh!!!! Next thing you know you are nothing more than a lifeless body on a roof somewhere

  2. Hi Trace,
    Will try to remember to do all of the above.
    Great to see you still a’blogging, dear friend.

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