Posted By Jennie Chancey on May 12, 2011
Kim over at Life in a Shoe has an excellent post about practicing hospitality:
This week the 4 Moms are talking about having guests for dinner. Not in a cannibalistic way – which would be forbidden in the Bible – but in a hospitality way, which is actually commanded in the Bible.
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. ~I Peter 4:9
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. ~Hebrews 13:2
No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds. ~I Timothy 5:9-10
We love to have company: the more, the better! Perry’s family has always been exceedingly hospitable, having company nearly every Sunday. My own family has had a midweek fellowship for at least 20 years. We inherited it when Dad and Mom moved out of state a few years ago, and we have continued to the present, hosting potlucks of 30-60 people nearly every Tuesday.
While it’s no big deal to feed a few extra mouths with our own crew, potlucks are my favorite way to entertain, both at home and abroad. I love that it lends itself well to large groups, but it also allows everyone to contribute on their own level, sharing their favorites and specialties with those around them. It’s also a fun way to garner new ideas and recipes, and the fact that the food is generally prepared beforehand allows participants more free time for fellowship.
Enjoy the entire piece HERE!