Perhaps the most effective and purposeful way to build a relationship with someone is to have them into one’s home.
This personal environment quickly breaks down barriers and helps people feel that they truly know us. An open home is an open heart in many ways.
However, although I have the vision and heart for hospitality, it is not my particular “skill set.” Some people have a knack for beautiful place settings and elegant meals –but not me. I can easily run around looking frazzled, somehow not on top of any single thing and with a head that’s spinning.
Nonetheless, because of the relational significance and biblical mandate of hospitality, I’ve figured out ways to keep it simple and make it doable and fun. And thus, I actually do it …and love it!
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