Rashi explains that Avraham was sitting at the entrance of the tent to see if there were any passers-by, so he could bring them into his house. The Divrei Yisrael Zt'l cites Rebbe Yechezkel of Kuzmir Zt'l, who sees a deeper meaning in Rashi's explanation of "Over Va'Shuv" (which would literally be translated as "passer-by"). He was searching for a sinner ["Over"] who was seeking to repent, looking for a return ["Va'Shuv"] path, but couldn't find the entrance in which to return. Avraham Avinu would invite these lost souls into his tent and show them the path to Teshuva, and the way back to the Divine.

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