A Hospitable Heart

Last time, I shared with you a little about the virtue of hospitality and how the openness we can show others can be our invitation for Christ to enter. It was an appeal to our Martha side, an attempt to bring our busyness into humble service to God. Well, here’s the Mary side to hospitality. In much the same way in which we open our homes to those in need of love and comfort,…

Little Bits of Virtue: An Open Door and a Cup of Tea

My husband likes to tell the story of one of the first times he visited a women’s monastery, and one of the nuns offered to make him and his friends something to eat. Politely, they declined. She offered again, and again they politely declined. Probably knowing that there was no way a group of college boys could possible not be hungry, the nun insisted saying, “Listen. I’m not a very good nun. I’m not…