When I was a stranger
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. . . you sent me a box of envelopes. Surely we need to warm up the welcome at our parishes, lest we become St. Mary of the Cold Shoulder.
One place we can and should be reminded of what true hospitality is—and given a chance to practice it—is in our parish.
I learned this lesson the hard way when my husband and I moved with our young family to a new town several years back.