"Strangers," wrote Roberta Lieberman,
"are friends you have yet to meet."
The more strangers we meet and become
more acquainted with, the more we realize
how small our world really is, and just how
much commonality exists amongst us all.
We recently had some strangers and
their four children for a couple of days
in our home.
Our present company was a good example
of this. In getting to know the wife of this
family, we learned that she had the same
university that we had and that she had
written her master's thesis on Robert Frost.
We enjoyed meeting and greeting other
members of God's family. They arrived as
strangers, but left as friends.
(First published on July 20,1978)