a quote for monday. this is what i wish i could say to anyone who comes in our home – but i think i’d come off as a bit creepy if i said this as people walked through the door. so i’ll just say it in my head. i heard this on a lecture (thanks, caron) given by christine pohl based on her book making room: recovering hospitality as a christian tradition. the quote above helps remind me that hospitality, in the true sense, is not entertaining. it is inviting people into your life and living it honestly in front of them. i read the book a few years ago but its fuzziness in my head is prompting me to pick it up again.
the lectures are available for free here if you’d like to listen (search under pohl’s name). and if you do, feel free to share your thoughts.