Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Unexpected Meditation XVIII

Gabriel Marcel: There has been a general "disappearance of the sense of hospitality today, at least in the countries which have been submerged in technical progress. We ought, of course, to be accurate in our way of stating this: to be sure, famous visitors, well-known scholars, writers, or artists are usually very well received in all countries. But by the sense of hospitality, I mean above all that sort of piety which is shown in the East to the unknown guest, because he has entrusted himself to a man and his dwelling."

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