Hospitality is a two way street

15th Sunday, based on Mark 6:7-13

He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Patricia Bruno, O.P.

Patricia Bruno, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, California. She is the Promoter of Preaching for the Dominicans in the Western Region of the US and has been a member of the board for the Academy of Preachers. Patricia is involved in many justice issues, especially in the area of economic justice and nonviolence. Presently her full time ministry is preaching.

One thought on “Hospitality is a two way street

  1. Thank you.


    In good times and in bad
    You are there to show you care
    With me your holy grace and kindness
    You always come to share

    You forgive me when I doubt you
    You kindly say my name
    Your kind and gentle patience
    Always helps to ease my pain

    You are the God who guides me
    In all I come to do
    In the night of darkest sorrow
    You whisper “I love you”

    I often sit and wonder
    What it is that I might say
    To thank you for the graces
    You share with me each day

    ©Jim Espinosa, 2009

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