Here’s what we don’t often say when we talk about hospitality: real hospitality has a cost. You simply cannot offer true welcome and not expect change to come as a result. The change may come to you and your ideas, to your community's identity, or to the physical space you inhabit. But change will come.
For those for whom purity is of concern, then the “messiness” or untidiness of life experiences, particularly where otherness is concerned, becomes a constant struggle...But when we take up opportunities to get our hands dirty on behalf of others (not for your own gain, mind...), it is a powerful, liberative, dangerous thing.