There are so many things to think about in this section of the Bible, that I hesitate to write about anyone of them for fear of doing a disservice to the remaining items.
This section of Bible includes a story often referenced when discussing the tithe, the story of Abraham and Melchizedek. I have already written my thoughts on this elsewhere so if you are interested feel free to read them.
My personal thoughts on the matter are much more unpretentious: “I don’t want to do that.” I have a wife and a daughter, whom I would prefer to not endanger by inviting a stranger into my home. I understand that this maybe wrong in some fashion but I can not avoid it. I do not pull over to help people on the side of the road if my wife and daughter are with me; ok I don’t really pull over if I am alone either. I think about it and I have gotten better at actually doing it but I wish I cared more.
Regardless, I am not sure how to go about this. I am not going to invite the guy on the corner with the “will work for food” sign into my home but I have often wondered if he is an angel. I am not so naïve as to think all of those people are supernatural beings but I suppose all of the strangers welcomed into homes through history weren’t all angels either.