Tag Archives: hospitality

how to say hello

The idea that any guest or stranger is a god lays the foundation for Indian hospitality.

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an embarrassment of riches

The warmth of hospitality we have received, and the sacrifices students and faculty have made for our comfort, is embarrassing.

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Retrospective 2010

Our faces should brighten when we see each other. To welcome each other in this way is not just a lost art in a hurried world, but a neglected responsibility.

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just enough is plenty

We may have set a place for angels, as Abraham did. More likely and better still, we have shared our table with the sons and daughters of God

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when tables turn

Mindless banter can never rise to the level of true hospitality. That’s because the thing we finally give each other is our selves and not merely our stuff.

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the way the world (should) end

A common table is a great equalizer. It says we sit at the same level and eat the same food, sharing the same need and enjoying the same grace. And Christian hospitality requires us to do that with people less like ourselves.

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and the band played on. and on.

Throw in a little foksy gospel, some sing along, and a hint of story telling about life on the road, and the house concert its own charm. Not to mention some really great bass, but I have my biases.

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hospitality begins at home

Dysfunctional families often turn inward, hiding their pains and focusing on their problems while healthy families turn outward, opening themselves to others, sharing God’s blessings without reservation.

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a university of porches

Every college should have a front porch, a place where students can actually learn something. Discipleship is just a kind of hospitality after all.

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of porches and picnics

We should all be about the work of sheltering each other, providing momentary sanctuary.

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