another veil has fallen from before my eyes.
can I welcome the destitute rejected person within to my table? am I willing to accompany her when she is in distress, humiliated? am I able to drop my agenda to fix her, to “solve”her problem, talk some sense into her? this is where we run headlong into the welcoming prayer….and the presence and action of God within. only after all this are we in a position to understand and respond to another person’s pain and sense of rejection.