Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Creating Home: A Program on Developing a Sense of Home Grounded in Faith for Grades K-1

Spiritual Preparation

Part of Creating Home

The words "radical hospitality" are sometimes heard in our congregations. What does radical hospitality mean to you?

Every major religion and life philosophy asks its followers to be hospitable to the stranger. Some people use hospitality as a spiritual practice. This can be practiced in different ways, from speaking to strangers we pass on the street to providing a foster home for stray animals.

Can you think of a time when you were a stranger and you were welcomed with open arms? What did that feel like? Could you use that experience and your memories of being accepted to become more hospitable in your everyday life? What opportunities for hospitality can you find in your interactions with the children in Creating Home today?