Sunday, October 9, 2011


We invite anybody.  Even people we met 5 minutes ago.

I had to go down to Malesso' for a funeral and stopped by Fort Santa Soledad in Humåtak.  There I met this gentleman, who I remembered as my parishioner.  He always sat on the left side of the church next to his wife.  Nowadays he can be found at the Fort, entertaining visitors with his conversation, offering coconut drinks and bananas.

He remembered me and, as we were talking, he started to invite these statesiders whom he had met just a few minutes prior.

We see over and over again in our culture.  It doesn't matter who you are or who you know.  You gotta pulse?  Come in and eat.

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