The Word Among Us

Advent 2005 Issue

Make that Call!

The Gift of Christian Hospitality

By: Rachel Balducc

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20). To me, these words of Jesus describe what we are all trying to do during Advent. Spiritually, we wait, anticipate, and open the door wider for the coming of the King.

Advent also prepares us to throw open the door in a more literal way—by showing hospitality. The whole season is filled with opportunities...

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