“Hospitality to the Stranger”  Amy Carlson and Mary Kay Hamilton

We as humans have the tendency to fear and to turn away from “the other.” And…we also have great capacity to open our hearts to our fellow human beings. All of our religious traditions have mandates and suggested spiritual practices to help us be hospitable to the stranger. What does it mean to offer hospitality to the stranger, and how can we begin to make this spiritual practice a habit?