"Hospitality" can also mean generously providing care and kindness to whoever is in need.
For the past few weeks we've spent time together discussing recipes and food ideas. This week I would like to focus on the purpose of these postings.
This weekend was spent being hospitable. Friday we took the kiddos to Sioux Falls for the day and invested in coffee and bread (two of our favorite food groups).
We spent time at the park eating and playing and just being silly. It was a great day. Saturday we had a house full of friends and beautiful babies running, playing and of course eating. A pot luck of favorite breakfast foods, pancakes, bacon, Emily's bran muffins, Maria's egg bake, bowls of fresh fruit and preserves.
Sunday was spent with our friend, Bob enjoying the afore mentioned bread in grilled cheese sandwiches (with green peppers, onions and tomatoes!) and homemade tomato soup.
As Mary and I discussed our favorite events throughout the weekend I said that my love bucket was full and bursting. I love nothing more than a housefull of happy people breaking bread together and enjoying good food, good friendships, good conversations.
What would life look like though if we were hospitable to the other people who are in need. What would life look like if we were hospitable to the person in the grocery store, or the driver tailing us on the way to work (or the persons I tail on the way to work). What would life be like if we lived hospitable lives intentionally to those we are closest to? What if I was hospitable to Mary every day, to Isabel and Truman, to Lucy...
Now that lent is over and life moves to the next seasons, maybe it would be good for me/us to practice hosptilaty. And not just to those who come into our houses for a meal, but maybe those who live in our houses everyday, to those we pass everyday without really noticing.
Have a great day and pracitice hospitality to whoever is in need, even if it's your family.