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The Rev. Angela L. Ying

Cancel the Debt--It's Killing the People

Deuteronomy 15:1-2,4,7-10; Matthew 5:6

October 03, 1999

The Rev. Angela L. Ying (PCUSA)

"Are you full? Have you had enough to eat? Are you satisfied? Is there anything else I can get you?" These words were rather familiar to me growing up as they rang through the house whenever guests were invited to the house, our home, coming and going as they pleased, welcome to be part of the family, to share a meal, to enjoy themselves, to find a place of solace and rest. For in the words of Henri Nouwen, "When we enter into a home and feel warmly welcomed, we will soon realize that the love among those who live in that home is what makes that welcome possible." Hospitality is more than an expression of love for the guest; it is also and foremost an expression of love between the hosts. My parents knew this and looking back, I can see that they did their best to live it.

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