Tuesday, May 17, 2011

making room

one of the speakers for the congress this fall is christine pohl. i have decided to try and read each of the main speakers books before they come to winnipeg in november. christine's book "making room: recovering hospitality as a christian tradition" has been really challenging.

many of us, especially when we compare ourselves with much of the world's population, live in abundance, not scarcity. but we often act as if resources are scarce; we fear there won't be enough, even before we begin sharing what we have. the problem may have much more to do with our willingness to respond than with our resources. p.135

i think the challenge for us right now is not to determine, 'how much is enough?' but rather 'am i willing to give until it costs me something?'

will we live our lives for ourselves or for others? will we focus inward or outward? will we be known for our love and hospitality, or for our seclusion and indifference?

peace to you,