Hospitality is a particular characteristic of the Gospel message, as it is in many other religions and cultures. There are times and places where it is obvious that hospitality and care for others is essential for proper respect of human dignity. Love demands that we always respect and care for one another. If only all men and women could do this we would see a remarkable transformation of international relations! Let us pray for all people to recognize the truth of this calling to mutual and lasting respect for one another.


Lord Jesus, without your grace and without the sure knowledge of your love for me, I am helpless when it comes to reaching out to others. Please help me to be faithful to your call to love.