Hospitality (Eating and Drinking with People Far from God)

In our cultural moment, loneliness is on the rise and community is threatened.  So, what does it look like to embody the welcome of God in our life together as practitioners of Jesus’ way?  Paul tells the church in Rome: “practice hospitality.”  (Romans 12v13)  But what does this mean? See, hospitality is not about impressing others with well-decorated homes and gourmet cooking. It’s not simply for the gifted or those with clean homes. Hospitality is a way of loving our neighbor in the same way God has loved us. Parker Palmer describes hospitality as a way of “receiving each other, our struggles, our newborn ideas with openness and care. It means creating an ethos in which the community of truth can come from.”