There is no greater act of hospitality than to embrace a stranger as one’s own. Simple things like giving a hand to some in need as you walk down the road. Smiling at the person sitting across you in the public transport. Helping an old lady carry her groceries. Simple acts of caring, are all considered acts of embracing.
It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see. When you look at a stranger, do you see this person as a stranger or do you see a person that God created, just like you. God planned and created him/her too, just like God planned and created you. So shouldn’t we treat everyone, the way we want to be treated in return.
For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me in. I needed clothes, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you looked after me. I was in prison, and you came to visit me.
Then the Righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?
The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.