Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hospitality Ministry

Hospitality is such a powerful way that families, especially women, can minister to anyone and everyone. It need not be burdensome either.

I was talking with a friend today, and she has had new neighbors move in across the road. These neighbors are not married, but living together. My friend made a little goodie basket full of homemade items and took it to them, as a 'Welcome'. A few days later the lady across street called my friend and thanked her for the basket commented on how people just don't do that kind of thing any more. Then she asked my friend where she went to church.

Now showing small acts of kindness/hospitality like this does not always bring such gratefulness or interest in spiritual things, but it can be a small stepping stone to building a relationship. It is very difficult and often impossible to share the Gospel with anyone when there is no relationship with them.

We don't have to travel across the ocean to be a missionary. We begin in our homes. And for most of us that will be our primary place to minister, not only to our family members and in our church, and but to those in our community that need the love of Christ shown to them, by Christians that walk their talk!


Anonymous said...

What a great reminder! I have been convicted lately to really begin practicing Christian hospitality in earnest.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely reminder! Thanks for sharing! :o)