Advent Hospitality

mary_josephIn the Christmas story, we hear about Joseph and a very pregnant Mary arriving in Bethlehem, seeking shelter and hospitality in an inn.  And in our Western telling of it, we look down on the inn-keeper who failed to provide it.  Marilyn Borst  writes that first century Middle Eastern ears probably heard a much different story: one of the inn-keeper giving them the best that he had to give.  Read her short essay on hospitality here.

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