The Invitational Life: Extending the Hospitality of Christ

Friday, 29 Aug 2014

"Hospitality extends itself because of the needs of others and not because it is convenient for ourselves. Christian hospitality sometimes needs to be radical; it may often be unplanned and even wearying'¦ It is a home that is open for those who trust in Christ and for those who still need to."
It was the perfect meal plan: lunch for three with French fries and chicken pot pies’a two dollar lunch that even I could cook. I read the instructions on both packages and simply averaged oven times and temperatures to thirty minutes and 400 degrees for everything. It was August in Philadelphia, and the defunct A/C window unit created only noise, blocked any breeze, and was no match for the oven. We moved to my bedroom to eat. Our female friend gestured to my other guest and me, indicating that we could take the chairs while she would sit ...

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