I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's. Today's word is "X".
My theme is “Human Characteristics”. Today I chose “Xenial”.
Leave the doors ajar
Xenial with guests, strangers
May have pleased angles
Xenial in particular is defined as “friendly relationship between host and guest”, however here I have used it in a broader sense with an effort to drive home a point how we are turning recluse. Here in India we emphasize on Atithi Devo Bhava which in literal translation in English means 'The guest is equivalent to God' or 'Be one for whom the guest is God'. However we have long forgone that. Let alone for others but as mentioned in the teachings in almost all of the holy scriptures across religions which I vaguely quote here one must atleast for one's own-self greet the guest with open arms:
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to guests and strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”