Hebrews 13:2 tells us that by practicing hospitality “some have welcomed angels unaware” and Matt. 10:40 says that by welcoming strangers some people have welcomed Christ into their homes. This summer, we should not miss out on the opportunity to participate in such a significant encounter.
A host of scientific and sociological research indicates that giving money away makes us healthier and happier. Radical, joyful givers view all generosity as a free, open-handed, and joyful response to the generosity of God.
We, at times, have unreasonable expectations, believing community to be an organic, naturally occurring phenomenon. We are prone to think it is the culmination of like personalities and close proximity. The truth is, the formation of community requires great effort, knowledge, and skill.
With so many healthy, able-bodied members of the body of Christ available to serve, l know that no one would blame me for cashing in my “Get out of Service Card” to focus on my recovery. However, serving has been an invaluable experience for me.