Thirteenth Sunday of the Year – A

Elisha was a man of God.  That was the conclusion the woman of Shunem came to after welcoming the itinerant preacher into her home.  It was her hospitality that helped her to reach this conclusion. While it is a wonderful thing to meet a man or woman of God it’s not always easy to recognise one. It calls for a certain attitude, an acceptance of God’s mystery on our part and a willingness to make room for the stranger, the other, the surprising, the unlooked for and the unwanted.  This good woman, so open to life, recognized the grace of God at work in this man and so set about making space for him.  It was her way of making space for the divine in her life. Continue reading