Mar 5, 2015
May all who enter as guests leave as friends. --Unknown
Creating Welcoming Space
Marilyn Lacey, founder and executive director of Mercy Beyond Borders, invites us to consider the power of creating welcoming space for others, even those we consider strangers or enemies. Marilyn explains that hospitality "entails creating not just physical room but emotional spaciousness where the stranger can enter and be himself or herself, where the stranger can become ally instead of threat, friend instead of enemy." This poignant piece causes us to pause and consider the lines we can artifically draw between ourselves and others, and wonder what beautiful things may happen if we are willing to let those lines go. [more...]
Take Action:When you interact with the next person who crosses your path, practice expanding the welcoming space you provide for the other to truly be himself or herself in your presence.