A Place to Lay Your Head

2017-08-28T14:42:59+00:00 Nov 13th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|Tags: |0 Comments

Kerry’s next mission is to shelter the homeless.  She was never homeless, but she does recall a period when she kept her belongings in her car and crashed on whoever’s couch she could find due to a temporary job she’d taken.  The realization that hospitality is a simple ministry inspires her to have an open-door policy with her own New York apartment.  She’s had people stay with her before who needed a couch and is happy to return the favor that was once shown her.

I can’t say as I’ve ever crashed on someone’s couch for days on end or kept everything I owned in my car.  I can, however, say that I’ve experienced being a sort of nomad.  While walking the Camino de Santiago across Spain, I stayed in a different hostal each night.  They were all comfortable in their own way, but none was what I would call ‘home.’  However, each one did open its doors to pilgrims each night and treated all guests with respect.

For your reflection:

  1. When have others shown you hospitality?

  2. How can you minister to others through hospitality?

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