Thursday, July 5, 2012

HOSPITALITY IN A HOUSE THAT IS NOT CLEAN

"If we wait until everything is in apple-pie order before inviting others over, we’d probably never practice hospitality. We wanted to dash right away any expectation that our home would be picture perfect. We’d rather model something else—hospitality amid the clutter of living—perhaps giving people freedom to use their own homes as places of ministry."

Mike Halcomb

2 comments:

Marlene Rini said...

that is exactly right. I once went to my cousins house for dinner & there was usual non company clutter. It felt was such a relief, I thought, Yeh! this real & I can have people over like this too. (I also am all for letting them bring something if they offer, or letting them help with preparation!)

BAREFOOT KANGAROO said...

Next time I come over I expect to find your house looking untidy. I have never found your house in anything but pristine condition.