Reading: Matthew 10: 40-42 (Click to read text)
During staff training, we talk a lot about hospitality. We teach our staff how to welcome our new campers and their parents. We talk about the importance of first impressions and the types of things that help people feel more comfortable about a new situation.
Often, I remind our staff that when we welcome strangers, we are welcoming Christ. This verse reminds us of that, too. We should welcome the stranger because it like welcoming angels in our midst. I know there have been times when I've reminded myself that the way I am treating others, especially when I first meet them, should be the way I would treat Jesus if he walked up to me.
Actually, I would walk up to him first. That's another tip we tell our staff as they practice Christian hospitality. You never know who you might be welcoming when a new person arrives in your midst! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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