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An Economy of Hospitality – The Rev. Morgan Allen – St. Paul’s Within the Walls

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“… Every step of our orientation bore witness to Rome’s long history of practically and spiritually building upon this city’s ancient inheritances, its citizenry recognizing the value of the community’s past, even as each successive generation becomes an evangelist for new ideas and opportunities.

As Jesus commended his disciples two thousand years ago, Romans have so long cultivated an economy of hospitality – and I don’t mean the simple exchange of hotel and travel fares, I mean the posture of generosity and humility posture that warm welcome requires, while at the same time, claiming and celebrating the gifts that the city has to offer – so long have Romans cultivated this economy of hospitality, that this reciprocal endeavor seems intuitive.…”

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