|Looking into an Early Sunset across Monastery Lake, Pecos, New Mexico|
This week we checked in and out of the most inhospitable retreat center we have found in 16 years of writing. But it raised questions about the nature and function of hospitality in our congregations. It sent us into the scriptures looking at Jesus' hospitality and it lead us to a place of grace that we will be sharing in a couple of weeks. Just a teaser: it turns out that hospitality is a huge theme in Jesus' ministry and we will be playing and praying with Peter as he learns and relearns to fish for people.
Sometimes all it takes is a dip in a frozen lake to shock us awake.
Welcome to a world where Christ is making all things new.
Welcome to the adventure of advent.
Welcome to Peter's previously preposterous prospective perceptions!