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“The invitation again and again is to return to the heart and to recognize the slow work of spiritual practice in softening us, making us more receptive to God’s movements.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

How do you return to the slow work?


In Genesis 18, Abraham and Sarah receive three visitors with generous hospitality. Both, the three visitors as well as Abraham and Sarah are cared for. The Psalmist asks in Psalm 78:19 “Can God really spread a table in the wilderness?”. Hospitality is shaped by culture, values and faith.

What does hospitality look like these days when we cannot host each other in the ways we are used to? What creative ways to extend hospitality have you seen or come up with?