Let the guest sojourning here know that in
this home our life is simple. What we cannot
afford we do not offer, but what good cheer
we can give, we give gladly.
We make no strife for appearance sake.
Know also friend, that we live a life of labour,
therefore, if at times we separate ourselves
from thee, do ye occupy thyself according
to thine heart’s desire.
We will not defer to thee in opinion or
ask thee to defer to us. What thou thinketh ye
shall say, if ye wish, without giving offense.
What we think, we also say, believing that
truth hath many aspects, and that love is
large enough to encompass them all.
So, while ye tarry here with us we would
have thee enjoy the blessings of a home,
health, love and freedom, and we pray that
thou mays find the final blessing of life…