Yesterday, like we often do, we had family and friends – some old, some new – over for supper and fellowship. Marianne cooked the main dish, I put on a big pot of coffee, and they brought everything else.
Because it was Easter, we opened our home to folks who didn’t have family in the area and invited them to spend the day with our family. They included guys from several fellowships we’re linked to, and some not in any church.
After the meal, we all helped clear the table and Marianne pulled together a group to play Chicken Feet – a game that’s lots of fun and allows undistracted talking, laughing, kidding and just good fun.
I’m not as much into table games, so I chilled out in my easy chair and enjoyed a nap and then chatting with folks – including two guys who wanted to talk over some questions about the church they host in their home.
It was an afternoon marked by peace, acceptance and friendship.
The older I get, the more I realize how much the Kingdom of God runs on hospitality.
~ Jim Wright