How hospitable are we?
If someone came to your house, would you bother to make them feel welcome? How would you do that?
In the country, I’ve noticed that when people gather you into the kitchen and invite you to have a ‘cup of tea’ and something to eat, this is an act of genuine hospitality. Since being in the city, I’ve noticed, I’m more likely to be shown into the best lounge room. If someone has known I was coming, there is often a prepared plate of afternoon tea and I’m given the best cup and saucer…this is also a sign of hospitality.
But what about you? Coffee & Tim-tam? Coopers & chips?
When we offer hospitality, we also offer forgiveness and the grace of God.
Luke 7: 36-50