Tuesday, April 21, 2009

HOSPITABLE PLACES

Room for friendships to grow

“Hospitable places allow room for friendships to grow. Food, shelter, and companionship are all interrelated in these settings. In such environments, weary and lonely persons can be restored to life. Jean Vanier writes that when people sense ‘that they are wanted and loved as they are and that they have a place, then we witness a real transformation—I would even say a resurrection.’” – Christine Pohl in Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

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