Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Reflection on Hospitality from Life of Dorothy Day, You are the Face of God

A Reflection on Hospitality from Life of Dorothy Day

"Dorothy recalled that at the end of a particularly bad day, her mother would take a bath, dress in her loveliest clothes, seat her children around the table and entertain- as if she were hosting a special party...
Dorothy Day "shows us the face of Christ in every bag lady, derelict and protestor we attempt to iignore.  She also reminds us that our simple acts of caring and our simplest efforts to foster justice do make a difference."
(Meehan, Praying with Visionary Women, p. 170, 174) 
 
Question for Reflection:
How can we experience healing and love by opening our hearts and sharing friendship in our circles of life with family, community, those who are suffering, alone, homeless, without resources....
 
Meditation:
See yourself as a minister of hospitality sharing food, friendship, love...
Consider what you can do to live compassion, by practicing daily acts of kindness, and serving others especially those who are hurting and in need of support. 
Affirm who you are, the Beloved of God, the face of God, in your family, community and world....
 

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