Today, I read a post about people in Afghanistan who gathered funds to send to help those in Japan (Friends in Unusual Places). Too often, the media keeps us informed about the terrorism, abuse, oppression. If it were not happening, it would not be told; however, too seldom do we get the opportunity to hear about the hospitality, compassion, and generosity that also exists among Afghans.
My family has had the joy of sitting in Afghan homes, enjoying wonderful food and delightful friendship. Sharing secrets and laughter, playing with children, delighting in warm tea, warm hugs, and hearty handshakes!
As you pray for Afghans, learn also from their hospitality. Jesus teaches us to be hospitable and generous and compassionate.
—Lady of Prayer
New International Version (©1984)–1 Peter 4:9
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
New Living Translation (©2007)–1 Peter 4:9
Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.
New Living Translation (©2007)–Hebrews 13:2
Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
New Living Translation (©2007)–1 Timothy 6:18
Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.
New International Version (©1984)–Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
A song by Hillsong on YouTube: Mighty to Save (Everyone Needs Compassion)