Gathered in the church kitchen area, soups, salad, and sandwiches added warmth to our chilly day (59* is chilly for us Tropical folks!) The real warmth, however, came from the sweet fellowship as we visited around the tables, getting to know those we don't often spend time with.
I even sought to keep my camera tucked away for the day, focusing on listening and serving. This Little Man proved to be much too tempting however. I brought some dinosaur figurines for him as a gift. He immediately named all the species for me, what types of food they ate, and other interesting facts I never knew about dinosaurs. I couldn't resist a photo.
Then one of the mothers present asked me if I would take a picture of her son with his friends.
Who can say no to charmers such as these handsome boys?
My afternoon was rich with listening, fellowship, and laughter. Two Latin sisters-in-Christ requested a photograph with me. (That counts as hospitality... right?)
One of them asked me if she could put my hair around hers... and three 'mature' women were off into a fit of giggles.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love,
in honor giving preference to one another;
distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
It isn't so hard to practice hospitality- just takes a little practice.