Welcome to this 31 day series where we will spend 31 days covering our homes in PRAYER!! We are also reading Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love together and each day I will share a new quote from this amazing book. PLEASE join us in the comments section as we journey through learning to love others as Jesus loves us!
Verse to Pray for Our Home
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.”
God, You have told us that we are the salt of the earth. May we not lose our flavor, our love, our fervor for you. May the world know us by our love.
Radical Hospitality Book Discussion
Find book here: Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love
I would LOVE to hear from you in the comments! How are you liking the book? What struck you the most??
“Somewhere, sometime you will be presented with a choice. You can listen to the old woman and be ten minutes late for your meeting or you can rush her, maybe even ignore her – and be admirably prompt.” Radical Hospitality, p. 81
Well, this line made me say, “OUCH.” I like to be on time. Probably so much so that I’ve ignored the needs of others, including my own family, from time to time. I want to be more patient. I want to be more in tune with what is important in each moment and not so worried about being late or my own agenda. I want to put the needs of others above my own. It’s hard.
What about you? In what ways have you “rushed” or ignored others in your own life? Maybe you don’t like being on time, but you don’t have the patience to someone list their problems to you one.more.time. Maybe you don’t answer your phone because you have other important things to be doing. (guilty.) I’m not saying you must answer your phone every single time it rings. Don’t mistake what I’m trying to say for legalism. I’m just simply saying that so often I put my own desires above the needs of others. And when I do that, I don’t look at all like Jesus.
“Impatience is the offspring of the need to control…Hospitality may involve a major change of attitude and lifestyle for you.” Radical Hospitality, p. 90, 91
Lord Jesus, be my vision, be my eyes. Help me to see others as You see them…with love, compassion and a listening ear.