Hospitality as Spirituality in the Every Day

It is through our encounters
With the ordinary and the everyday
That we touch the face of God.
Our encounters become Sacred.
Ordinary water becomes a source of rebirth and cleansing.
Human touch becomes divine forgiveness.
Being present brings the compassionate healing of God.

BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF ST. JOHN OF GOD

As a PATIENT in the Royal Hospital in Granada:
“Seeing the Possibilities in the Everyday”
He cared for others in HIS own home in HIS own way…
Building a Critical Conscience.

As a BEGGAR in the streets of Granada
“Seeing the Possibilities in the Everyday”
He invited others to do good for themselves
By doing good for others…
Building as a moral guide

As a PENITENT in the streets of Granada
“Seeing the Possibilities in the Everyday”
He contemplated suffering in others.
Building on a Prophetic Presence

As a RECONCILOR on the streets of Granada
“Seeing the Possibilities in the Everyday”
He brought bitter enemies together
Building on and Integrating Co-workers

As a CAREGIVER to the Sick, Poor and Suffering of Granada
“Seeing the Possibilities in the Everyday”
He daily build an openness to new needs
Responding to the future in the present.


BUILDING A HOSPITABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

Encounters of Hospitality invite us to broaden our vision
to see all of creation and human activity as a potential sacrament—
the concrete encounter of the living God.
As Brothers and Co-workers in healing mission of Jesus,
we are all invited to embrace a ministry of hospitality
and to see the potential of our efforts
to reveal the presence of God in every human heart:
the Patient/the Homeless/Hungry Person/the Addict/the Dying.