Since my last post, I have had the opportunity to engage in some great conversations with some of you readers about what I wrote. We have talked about how we sometimes feel a bit nervous, stressed, and afraid when we have friends coming over. We have spoken about how hard it is to let people see our messes and imperfections. We have gotten to discuss what it looks like to apply the Gospel to the way we welcome people into our homes.
I have noticed in these conversations that generally everyone has one of three objections to the idea of having people in their homes and creating a hospitable environment:
1. I don’t even want to do it
2. I want to do it, but it is for the wrong reasons (such as to impress people or look perfect)
3. I want to do it, but I don’t know how, or I am legitimately unable at this point (this one is the least common)