I was a college student on a long-term visit to a midwestern city. Friends had arranged for me to stay with a young couple there who had been married only a year or two.
He worked as a paramedic, she worked at a bank. I wasn’t the only recipient of their hospitality. Also staying with them was a student in medical school. Another was a college student majoring in an obscure foreign language; a third was a medical technician; a fourth had left high school early, picked up occasional jobs, and spent time a fair amount of time tinkering with his motorcycle in the garage.
These were the people who lived in the “guest house.” It seemed that the six of them would have had barely enough in common for a conversation. Yet here they were, living together in order to provide hospitality for people like me, who had come to visit the newly founded lay Christian community to which they belonged.
The amazing thing about my hosts was not only that they…
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