Visitors by Sam Guiterrez

During my time here at Swarthmore, I’ve been to many of my friends’ homes. This photograph was taken at my friend’s house when I visited him during fall break. There are very few acts of trust more intimate and more vulnerable than opening up one’s home to another. In the New Testament, there are countless occasions when Jesus visits people in their homes—he heals, he drinks, and he comforts. The willingness to let someone into such an important area of one’s life is a trait that I admire very much. You get to see some baby pictures, enter his room, and meet the family. Each encounter is a glimpse further into the clockworks that form his identity. A friend once told me, “You don’t truly understand a person until you see them at his or her home.”