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April 2024


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Hospitality brings to mind bone china plates, lace-edged tablecloths and Grandma’s silver service, gleaming after someone (probably you) applied a soft cloth, a baking soda paste and elbow grease. According to, hospitality is “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” Through the lens of Christianity, hospitality is expansive; the table an endless serving of God’s love. What does it look like to say “yes” to the stranger, the “other” — particularly when lives and futures are at stake? What do you learn about God’s infinite hospitality when you, inevitably, become “the other,” and someone must decide whether to say “yes” to you?