Twelve days of Christmas right?
Today is the third day
time for change over
One group of guests depart
Today is the day for farewell and blessings
For greetings and welcome
A day for (more) food
and (more) gifts!
you lived in a family
you welcomed visitors into your parent's home
You showed hospitality in many different homes
Friend and stranger shared a table with you
Help us to offer a welcome
worthy of you
this and every day
friend and stranger
reminding us, that in welcoming
We may entertain angels
but, let the welcome always be genuine
and not, "Just in case"