In this final episode on Making Room we explore ways that we can begin to create for ourselves a rhythm of hospitality. Beginning with gratitude, recognizing the culture of busy-ness, and continuing to share the stories of hospitality are three ways that we can resist mainstream culture that keeps us separated, blind, and estranged from one another. Additionally, we have to recognize that we cannot host every stranger all the time. We are humans and we need time for rest and renewal.
If we can structure our lives around these principles, we can begin to incorporate sacred hospitality into every area of life: in our hearts, in our homes, in our churches, in our workplaces, and yes, even in our politics.
Considering these final two chapters (8 & 9), we saw many opportunities for overlap in our own lives and in the congregation we serve, Myers Park Baptist. Through our tactics on small groups and the Awakening to Immigrant Injustice series, we are already beginning to break down barriers that have been built over time. How will you begin breaking down those barriers? How is God calling you to do the next small thing to become more hospitable? We'd love to know your thoughts!
We hope you enjoy this last episode! Stay tuned for our new series on Brene Brown's newest book, Braving the Wilderness. In-person small groups are welcoming new members now for this book study. Check out the options here: https://myersparkbaptist.org/event/braving-the-wilderness-group/