Entertaining angels, or being entertained by them (Hebrews 13:1-2)

"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." - Hebrews 13:1-2

Its a wonder to me why the Lord would send His angels to be entertained by man. But that said, its even more a wonder to me this would be used as a reason to show brotherly love to all. Imagine everyone you're friendly to and hoping maybe they're an angel and somehow blessing an angel is a better thing to do than blessing man.

Either way, I think it more likely that occasionally there have been angels entertaining us, or helping us along. I remember one time as a child traveling through a remote part of Austria we were very very lost and on foot and very tired. No one around spoke English and my father's German wasn't quite good enough to ask for directions. There was no one for several miles as we walked and then randomly on some steps to a very old building was a man sitting outside reading "Jurassic Park."

Not only was it a surprise he was reading an English book but even more so he knew the obscure place we were heading and was more than helpful in getting us there. As we walked away I remember my mother commenting that she'd thought that man was an angel. I was young and I remember being impressed an angel could look so warm and welcoming.

Whether he was or not, he showed us brotherly love, and I hope someday someone might be wondering the same thing about me and some help I'm able to offer.

I also wonder if the Lord and His army of angels has some affinity for Michael Crichton.