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Moving On

Jesus told his disciples that if at any house the people refused to welcome them or to listen to their words, they were to shake the dust off from their feet and leave. This may sound archaic to our ears. But, as a figure of speech, it can be an effective way of dealing with bad manners and poor hospitality. In other words, “Put negative feelings behind you and focus on present needs.”

-Br. David Allen , SSJE

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