To whom do we listen? There were many voices in Martha’s head as she tried to offer hospitality to the Lord as best she could. Did she listen to the most important voice of all? The voice of silence, that inner voice that is often overlooked. Those of us who live in Sacramento have heard many voices about the American River Parkway and hospitality. Those among us who are unhoused have been pushed out of Old Sacramento, then downtown Sacramento. They then found hidden places, , camping along the parkway. Hospitality towards these campers has become a matter of public policy: where can they stay? How can they stay? Where can they go? So, to whom do we listen? The sheriff, city council members, county supervisors ….or to the campers themselves?