A Good Sign
A few weeks ago, when Elmarie and I were visiting the good folks at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wooster, Ohio, we noticed this sign:
The congregation distributed them throughout the community, and put them in their yards
And in front of their churches
A Simple Message:
“No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.”
After only a few weeks of this effort, it’s clear that the message is being sent and an impact is being made. Our pastor friend already has stories of grateful Latinos and Muslims showing up to the front door with words of appreciation–and even fresh-baked cookies.
What I have always loved about Latinos and Muslims is that these are both HOSPITALITY cultures. Hospitality and Welcome is the language they know. Treating a new person as an honored guest is just what you do.