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The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon

Hospitality: A Crucial Cup of Cold Water

Matthew 10:40-42

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

June 29, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon (UCC)

The disciples are about to go on a mission. They're going to share the gospel message by casting out unclean spirits and curing every disease and sickness. This is a tall order. They're going to need serious provisions for something like this. But Jesus has instructed them to go out with only the clothes on their back; that's it--no extra tunic, no money, no food. The only thing they have to rely on is the kindness of strangers. Hospitality is their only provision.

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