Guest Rooms

What a multitude of pleasant thoughts arise when one contemplates the delight either of entertaining or of becoming a guest! What joyful anticipations are presented to one when he considers the happy companionship, the awakened friendship, the closer relationship which is certain to result from the association thus afforded when it is brought about through loving-kindness! If one is preparing for the reception of one whom he loves, he spares no effort to have all in order, and every appointment of the guest room must be as perfect as he knows how to make it. Affection knows no weariness in its endeavor to express thoughtfulness. There must be as exquisite cleanliness, grace, and beauty as can be compassed. Not only must the guest room be thus cared for, but thought is also given to the manner in which the visitor may gain pleasure, satisfaction, and enrichment in every possible direction.

One also makes sure that he himself is in every way ready to receive his guest. He is on the watch to anticipate and provide, not alone for the comfort, but for all that will add to the real happiness of the one he is entertaining. He puts away his own interests and seeks only the good of his friend. In other words, if he is a true host he is seeking the advantage of his guest from the first moment of the glad expectancy of his coming.

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"Blessed are the pure in heart"
December 2, 1922
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