In our culture, it’s easy enough to think of hospitality as either hotels or dinner parties instead of the transformative adventure that can happen anywhere two or more people encounter one other. This retreat will help us expand our understanding of hospitality, stretch our ability to receive and others and discern the opportunities God is giving us to engage in this formative and revolutionary practice.
Hospitality does not begin with the home, but with the heart. It is not merely a calculation of available space; food; or resources, but the generation of generous love; interest; acceptance. Hospitality is attitudinal – the work of the Spirit within. The practicalities are important, but these are not the starting point. Hospitality is not simply something we do, but something God does within us – a work of formation.
~Malcolm Nicholas, Companion in Community