You may enjoy the first post in this series: Hospitality – Exploring A Rare Accomplishment.
Being hospitable often involves food. I love cooking for guests and stretching their taste buds. I must tell you about the fun we had when I invited my pastor and his wife over for a meal of Thai stir-fry. We were having a great meal and laughing and talking about our days, and all the things that we normally do when we sit down to a meal. I politely asked our guests if they would like to be served more stir-fry. Normally we eat by the “you want it … you take it” rule here but you never know about guests, so it’s nice to offer and serve them especially.
My pastor said that he would like more so I got up to serve him. The large spoon in the wok in the center of the table was full of slippery Chinese noodles. As I passed over my pastor’s glass of ice water … plop, I lost a noodle! How embarrassing and yet so funny! We all laughed so hard about it and had a great time. Moments later the pastor’s wife was being served and the same thing happened. Catastrophic family of servers – yes, we must be that! But that night we bonded in a very special way with our new pastor and our relationship has grown so much. [Read more…]