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A Bedouin Proverb
There is a Bedouin proverb that has been preserved through generations. It goes, more or less, like this: “If somebody comes to your tent, and he is in need, you have the duty to welcome him, give him shelter where he can rest and sleep, and give him something to eat and drink, but you are not allowed to even ask his name before two weeks time.” In the generosity of this people and their welcoming ways, this proverb becomes quotidian practice. It bears witness to Abraham’s own hospitality.

© Anna Raisa Favale