An invitation has been pressed upon me, pressed into me.
I have been called to a life lived with great hospitality, to cultivate a heart of radical welcome. For years Joshua and I have sought to grow in the grace of hospitality, and now that seeking has sought us.
And, it is being revealed to me, in order to offer this deep and genuine welcome to others, I must learn to extend greater acceptance and grace to myself.
If my house is dirty and disorganized,
if I'm unkempt and flabby,
if I never return to work or finish my degree—
if I lose what I think I need to be myself,
I am still a self loved and welcomed by Christ and those dear ones He has put in my life.
From a place of peace we may offer peace; from a place of welcome we may offer welcome.
You're welcome here, Baby Bennett <3