What kind of room have I prepared for God -- and God's people?
by Renae Bauer
She saw something holy in Elisha. Whatever it was, she felt compelled to make a room for him. This way, whenever he passed through Shunem he always would have a place to eat and rest. She made welcoming a holy person a priority.
Sunday’s first reading from the Second Book of Kings (4:8-11, 14-16) makes me wonder if I have prepared a sufficient room for God -- in my thoughts, words and actions. And then I wonder, since we are all made in the likeness of God, have I made room for everybody? What about the people who are excluded and have been for generations? What about the people who need a place to sleep, a meal to eat, or an acquaintance to talk to? Who else needs to be welcomed?