Today, our family (our own family of four, and Kristin's family of seven) were invited to Sunday lunch at the lovely home of our friends Bryan, Mary, and Aaron. Of course, Mary is accustomed to cooking for three, but she (with the help of her grill master, Bryan) outdid herself and prepared a wonderful meal for fourteen this afternoon. Not only did they feed us, but they were so gracious and made us feel right at home...as if their home was filled with fourteen people (seven of them under the age of 10!) every Sunday afternoon!
This evening I am thinking about hospitality.
Hospitality says, I am giving of myself.
Hospitality says, You are welcome here.
Hospitality says, It's not about my home, or even the food. It's about sharing our time, our means, our selves.
More thoughts on hospitality...