I can remember as a kid being criticized for being from a large family. It was hard to find a home to rent. We were the dirty Hamann kids — is it safe to rent to them? Will the house be kept up? Will the yard be full of broken toys and other garbage?
An older guy gave us a chance of one year and my mom was able to live in that home for 45 years. At one time a man took a pregnant woman and was looking for a place to stay until their son was born, “no room in the inn” they would say. The couple kept trying and finally found a stable where the baby boy was born.
Here we are again, wondering can we let these people come in with a man camp. The man camps I have seen are pretty well organized. Are we to judge everyone who comes in and tell them we don’t want you?
If Jesus came to your door, would you let him in? He may have a beard, he may be dressed in a robe and wearing sandals, or would you turn him away because you think he will not fit into your neighborhood?
Welcome newcomers. It’s the Christian way.
Linda Gullickson, Dickinson