A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking with some students at Rochester College about hospitality. They are masters-level students, investigating missional leadership, and the virtue of hospitality is core to that investigation. We had some great conversations, which I want to muse on this week on the blog.
The biggest question that we raised, I think, was this: How hospitable is God? In the Hebrew scriptures, in the Christian scriptures?
It’s easy to criticize the church and the people of God for being inhospitable. It’s more difficult for us to look honestly at the behavior of God, to scrutinize it, and to decide whether God is indeed hospitable.