I often read Radical Torah, and yesterday's message by one of my favorite bloggers, Rachel Barenblat, about this weeks Torah portion was really nice. I think we could all use some of this. Here is a salient quote:
What Abraham knew, and what we struggle to remember and affirm, is that the people we encounter are indeed messengers of the Holy Blessed One. The message we all bear is that we are created b’tselem Elohim, in God’s image; no matter our differences, we are all reflections of the living God. When we choose to open our doors and our hearts to the people we meet, we embody the wise welcome that characterized our ancestor Abraham in his desert dwelling. As we orient ourselves in relationship to the wild and wide world, may we experience Abraham’s ability to make the stranger truly welcome. It’s a blessing we can offer to the people we encounter — and in so doing, to ourselves.