Loving Others in a Hostile World
Leah Adams wrote a post on how the writer of Hebrews exhorted his readers to love others. Among her points, she wrote this:
In ancient times, Christians were very cautious about both of these groups. One never knew if a stranger was a spy sent to discover a Christian church and persecute the believers. It was often dangerous to show hospitality to strangers, yet the writer called the church body to do it.
This quote is powerful considering what the author first said about these strangers. In Hebrews 13:2 The authors encourages to see these visitors differently.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 (NIV)
It takes a lot of faith and love to be able to see potentially hostile strangers as angels. It takes more faith and love than we can muster on our own.
We encourage you to drop by Leah’s blog and ask yourself how are you doing in the love department today?