How can homeschool families practice hospitality? Get some suggestions from author Marilyn Rockett, on this edition of Home School Heartbeat with HSLDA President Mike Smith.
Marilyn, our homes are supposed to reflect who God is, as we talked about earlier this week. How can a family find the time to reach out to others through hospitality?
One of the main purposes we should learn to use our time and material possessions in our homes more wisely is to minister to others. It’s our spiritual command, but if our homes are in chaos, we can’t do it that as well. We aren’t perfect people or perfect families with perfect homes and we shouldn’t pretend to be. But we can learn to bring that dailiness of life under control to minister to family and to others. God can’t use us to reach toward drowning people if we’re drowning. Ordering our homes isn’t about our image—it’s about God’s image and His love and care for our family and for our guests. When our homes are pleasant, peaceful, and orderly places, they reflect God’s love. Homeschoolers say we are all about returning to the center of family living, so we’re the ones who have the blessing and opportunity to restore the fading art of hospitality. If our homes aren’t any different than others’ we lose part of our witness. We all can make changes that help us reach out more effectively and I give some practical helps in my book and on www.MarilynRockett.com.
Listeners, join us again next time as Marilyn shares more about organization. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.