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HERSHBERGER MIC's A Christian View of Hospitality: Expecting Surprises (The PDF

By HERSHBERGER MIC

ISBN-10: 0585237697

ISBN-13: 9780585237695

ISBN-10: 0836191099

ISBN-13: 9780836191097

What does it suggest for Christians to be hospitable? How, during this age of urgent time cut-off dates and busy schedules, will we continue from sighing with the heaviness of 1 extra Christian accountability? Hospitality is usually noticeable as a bland perform of politeness or a call for participation to be harmed via a stranger. Biblical hospitality is various. God's name to like the stranger is neither uninteresting nor harmful. in its place, it truly is a call for participation to adventure God in a brand new method. now not in a fashion that depletes our power, yet constantly in a fashion the place develop into 3, as God joins us on the desk. humans frequently do not count on surprises. but biblical hospitality, the decision to like the stranger, promises shock is simply round the nook. The visitor turns into the host. Givers obtain greater than they offer. God is noticeable within the impossible humans. within the technique, we develop into site visitors of the main gracious Host of all.

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Here were people who had escaped their crumbling homes with only the clothing on their backs inviting us into their new 'home,' which was a blanket spread out on the ground in the park. Despite this situation, depressing as it was, the irrepressible Turkish hospitality came shining through. " Later she writes, "I was approached by five Turkish women, dressed in the typical peasant dress. They came to apologize. They wanted very much to invite us all to their home for food and chai, but their home had been leveled in the earthquake, and they did not even have a teapot to make tea for us.

This was a vital issue, not only for his needs, but also for the itinerant preachers to come who would be a major part of the early church. Paying attention to the guest is essential. Jesus was teaching Martha, and us as well, that hospitality to the preacher could not be separated from hospitality to the message. Jesus came to this house as the Prophet. By her attentive listening to his words, Mary acknowledged who Jesus was. She accepted Jesus as he was. She received the person of the Prophet, for a prophet is known by his words.

My guests did not feel so much welcomed as entertained! " What went wrong? It's apparent that I need to be more careful with towels next to the stove, but is there a deeper lesson to be learned? Is there something wrong with the kind of hospitality defined by my actions and assumptions? Obviously there is. In our North American society at the turn of the century, where busyness is the curse of the hour, materialism threatens to destroy our families, and homes are sanctuaries instead of centers of community, there is great need to redefine and to revisit this notion of hospitality.

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