Welcome the stranger


Act 12: Fling the Doors

Hospitality, the real thing, can be a blast: joyful, freeing, and hilarious. But it can also be a sometimes-painful sacrifice: of private space, of our priorities, of our food budget and schedules. Today we’re embracing both sides. The joy of hosting guests, and the pain of some stranger’s socks in the washing machine. Open your hands, open your doors, open your home.

Choose how you’ll complete today’s act:
Inventory. Review your living space to see what you can do to make it more hospitable – is it welcoming?

Invite. Grab a cuppa. Share your lunch. Have people over tonight. If you have plans you can cancel this evening, do, and see what you can throw together to practise hospitality at short notice.

Invest. Post on Facebook that you’ll regularly open your doors one day every month/week, and cook a meal for whoever RSVPs.

“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.”
(James 2:8–9 NIV)


Read more at https://40acts.org.uk/act-12-fling-the-doors/

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