Hospitality (Part 1)

Reflection Notes on Hospitality from Fall Retreat- “Hospitality, therefore, means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy.” -Henry Nouwen When I think of hospitality, I think of arms. Arms that are wide open, waiting and accepting of the recipient. “Free space” forContinue reading “Hospitality (Part 1)”

“I Will Show Them What Heaven Looks Like”

There is no such thing as having a bad day. That idea exists, but nothing more. The fact that we as humans can write off an entire day simply because two or three negative things happened is lunacy. Even worse, I’ve heard people announce the week rotten, just because something negative happened on both MondayContinue reading ““I Will Show Them What Heaven Looks Like””

“Breathe in God, Breathe in Light”

Shouting, screaming, yelling, they are all slightly different from one another. Under normal circumstances, I’d never be able to tell the difference between them. But here, at this orphanage, they are so common that I can depict them from each other. Boys are constantly being shrieked at, normally for doing things like hitting, playing withContinue reading ““Breathe in God, Breathe in Light””