Hospitality - The Path To Non-Violence

Posted by David Neff, OblSB on

Prayer For Social Justice.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast created man in thine own image; Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men and nations, to the glory of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                (1928 Book of Common Prayer)

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”          Martin Luther King

“Hospitality is at the heart of Christianity. No one has ever been more radically welcoming than Jesus, who was always accused of associating with the wrong kind of people—people we wouldn’t want in our living rooms, or next to us worshiping.

“To become hospitable means finding ways to welcome the marginalized, forgotten, and misunderstood among us.Today, human kindness often seems under siege. In the midst of this, some of us are looking for ways to grow more hospitable. An examination of conscience that scorches away the excuses we grant ourselves is not just needed; our lives and our society may depend upon it.”  Radical Hospitality:Benedict’s Way of Love (Paraclete Press)