Hospitality appears to be a thing of the past … a long forgotten and unused gift. We no longer think to invite someone to stop by for a cup of coffee. Our busyness has redefined the simple things … things that used to be so important like a simple chat with a friend, neighbor or acquaintance. It has separated us from each other and over time has encouraged us to feed on impatience with ourselves and others. We just don’t have/make the time.
We are called to live simply, love much and to offer hospitality to others.
I believe that the place god calls us to is the place where our deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. For me, one of those places is my kitchen table.