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August 28, 2009

Susan Macaulay tells the story of picking up a black hitch-hiker in Rhodesia (before the civil war). He was an angry young man, full of hatred for what was happening in his country.

They stopped on the road and she said, ‘Come on, have something to eat and drink – it’s ready.’

He cried. He was being treated as an equal. He hadn’t heard a sermon on truth, love and righteousness but he had been offered food. Hospitality had opened a way to his heart.