Monday, July 14, 2008

Adjusting My Definition...

of "Hospitality"...

Reading Tim Chester's blog this morning on 'Creating Communities of Grace", I came across this statement:

Consider the requirement of hospitality. It is literally ‘love of strangers’. This is not inviting friends to dinner parties. This means inviting strangers, difficult people, messy people.

We are to be the neighbours that everyone wants to have as neighbours.

Ummm...'nuf said.

2 comments:

GrangerBaxters said...

Hey, blog woman, blog... I miss you and need to know how you are doing....

Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

What a great post and great reminder to open up our homes and hearts to people that might be "outside" of our innermost circle.

It was nice meeting you today. What are the odds that there would be a fellow blogger with their child in the same pikes swim class at the Y?

See you next week!