God’s people were taught to welcome the stranger because they were once strangers themselves. They had to remember not to forget.
A litany for a new home: Heavenly Father, we pray that you would bless this house.
The incarnation is God’s great testament to the holiness of the body; we are all designed to be icons of the incarnation.
As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness. We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves. (C. S. Lewis)
Biblical singleness more closely aligns to the concept of “single-minded focus” or “exclusivity of intent” or the “undivided life.”