Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2
My friend Olga has been working on a series of photos of “angels in nature”. I loved this photo, and decided it would make a nice inspirational image for the blog. I also want to use this glorious photograph as a jumping in point for us ALL to be more intentional about trying to find and entertain these angels in disguise.
A few tips on how to entertain angels unawares:
1- Look up and smile. Can it BE more simple? This almost forces someone to smile back. Our brains are wired that way. Just by generating a warm smile, and making eye contact, you have a seriously good chance of making someone else smile. And THAT feels really good~!
2- Say ‘hello” and greet someone verbally. Look into their eyes. It is amazingly simple to have a 30 second interaction that makes someone feel welcomed and acknowledged rather than invisible and insignificant.
3- Random generosity – Buy a stranger their coffee, their dinner at a restaurant, or their groceries. This is really FUN. It blows people’s minds~! We do this pretty often, and have heard stories later about people having prayed that last prayer to God, asking for a sign that will bring them hope…. and WE are the answer to the prayer. You can be, too.
4- Feed and clothe the homeless – This can be as simple as a power bar, or a scarf. (I have heard that homeless people do appreciate clean socks, and nutritious food more than rags and leftovers. Isn’t it crazy that someone who is starving can be a picky eater? But put yourself in their shoes, and you’ll “get it”.) (Places to donate: The Gift List. This is one of our ministries.)
5- Donate to Orphans, or actively get involved. People need good role models, and frankly, they also need more money. Dollar power and man power are both needed to help the motherless and fatherless multitudes. (Places to donate: The Gift List. This is one of our ministries.)
6 , 7, 8, etc. – YOU ADD THIS…. please leave a comment on how you entertain angels unawares~!
A final thought: Be embracing to EVERYONE you encounter…. Because you never know~!
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