Friday, June 02, 2006

Making Room

We will be beginning our new adult education book study on Sunday of the book, Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine Pohl. The author of the book is the professor of social ethics at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.

The book is a wonderful read as it chronicles how people have interpreted the art of hospitality throughout the centuries. And, the hospitality she writes of isn't the one of milk and cookies at social hour. Hers is the care of the stranger which is sometimes very difficult and fraught with challenges.

Reading the book, I have discovered a few incredible quotes. Here is my favorite so far. I am thinking of getting it painted on something and placed on my desk at the church.

"Wherever, whenever, however the Kingdom manifests itself, it is welcome." by Krister Stendahl

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