Tag Archives: Hospitality

In the Marketplace, a poem for Matthew 11:16-19 by Barbara Messer (and a bonus)

In the marketplace we now have social distancing: we always had soul distancing. In the marketplace Jesus lamented unbridged distance of industrious self-absorption. In the marketplace music dribbles, no-one dances. Mourners crying find no sharing. In the marketplace John who … Continue reading

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The camels are the tipping point (Genesis 24)

Camels spit, bite, and are generally unpleasant. Because they go so long without drinking water, they can drink fifty-three gallons in three minutes. Eliezer told God, the definition of true hospitality would be to ask for himself a drink of … Continue reading

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Guest post on hospitality — Jeff Doucette

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Jeff Doucette, a United Church of Canada pastor, Enniskillen Tyrone United Church in Bowmanville, Ontario, wrote a morning prayer for Casa which is an ecumenical and international online church. I am grateful for the permission to publish it here. Jeff … Continue reading

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“When on the earth…” new hymn lyrics for hospitality

I have been on vacation for two week’s without access to Internet. While I was gone John Danner sent these wonderful hymn lyrics that connect to Matthew 10: 40-42 which was the Revised Common Lectionary text for last Sunday. I … Continue reading

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