4:00: Wallow in self-pity.
4:30: Stare into the abyss.
5:00: Solve world hunger. Tell no one!
6:30: dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again!
7:00: wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked!
Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9:00, I’ll probably still have time to lie in my bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?!”
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:8-10
Although the Bible calls me to offer hospitality without grumbling, all too often my attitude towards having people over to the house is positively Grinch-like. My schedule just seems too cramped to allow for much entertaining. (Although I seem to have plenty of time to slip slowly into madness.)
But I don’t think that the problem is that my schedule is too full. It’s that my heart is too empty.
If I’m going to faithfully steward “God’s grace in its various forms,” I need to love others deeply.
Any suggestions on how I can grow in faithfulness in showing hospitality?