Coming from such different world views, I can't imagine an American being proud to invite someone to share such a meager, humble abode. We are too prideful and individualistic to live in community like the Kenyan people. We live in a society where we are constantly comparing ourselves to others; who has the newest and best material possessions. It is in this perpetual comparison to others that eventually takes the "we" out of our community. In my American way of thinking, I could not help but compare myself to those walking along the uneven roads herding their goats or donkeys. I have a lot that they do not have. But what do they have that I lack?
How much harder is it for Americans to inherit the kingdom of God? Are we so attached to our stuff or our outward appearances, that we miss the point? Maybe the Kenyans know more about the Kingdom of God than we do! Jesus looks at a shack with the words "All Are Welcome" and, rather than turn the other way indignantly, would be one with the poor and proclaim "the Kingdom of God is at hand!"