“Worship is a space of welcome because we are, at root, relational creatures called into relationship with the Creator, in order to flourish as a people who bear his image to and for the world. In response to God’s welcome, we practice hospitality in worship, which is practice for extending hospitality beyond it.” ~ J.K. Smith
I love that. Worship is practice for real life. And real life involves hospitality. Let me suggest to you three reasons for being engaged in hospitality, that is, opening your life to others and letting them in.
First, we practice hospitality because we are covenantal creatures who have been made in God’s image. In other words, we are hospitable because we have been made to be. We have been made to live in community – whether in the family or the culture or the … Read More »