40“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” (Matthew 10:40-42, NRSV)
I wonder what does it mean to welcome?
If we give someone who needs a drink a drink, then we are welcoming.
To give someone who is hungry food, then we are welcoming.
If we wear a mask to protect others and ourselves from Covid-19? No that is an infringement on my rights and I shouldn’t have to do that. Sometimes we do things for others that make us uncomfortable because they are what is needed.
We need to think about others over ourselves and do what we know is right for the betterment of all people.
Welcome the stranger, the outcast, the widow, the orphan, the one that no one else will welcome. Be Christ for them and allow God’s love and grace to shine through your life.