A number of years ago, I was involved in writing a new resource for the United Church of Christ on the practices of faith. One of the practices was giving and receiving hospitality. If you offer hospitality and people don’t receive it, what good is it? Or, if you always want to offer hospitality but you don’t know how to receive hospitality, you need to learn how to do that because it’s a two-edged sword. Today’s text is crucial to giving and receiving hospitality.