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The Divine Hospitality

A Conference Given to the Little Sisters of the Poor on 25 July 2017

The mystery of the divine hospitality shines on the pages of Sacred Scripture from beginning to end. Salvation history is, in effect, the revelation of the divine hospitality. The God, who “in the beginning created heaven and earth” (Gen 1:1) already reveals himself as the divine host. In French, as you know, the word “hôte” means both the giver of hospitality and the guest who receives it. I shall return anon to the fascinating etymology of the words, host and hospitality. In creating the world and all that it contains, God provided man, made “in his image and likeness’ (Gen 1:27), with a home. (Continue reading here)