Keep Your Door Easy on Its Hinges
“We live in a very immigrant-rich neighborhood. [Living here] has changed our hearts. It has changed our perspective over time and it continues to do so. We have settled in on an ethos of hospitality of leaving the door easy on its hinges. What I mean by that is just creating a place of welcome and creating a posture of welcome so that anyone is welcome in our home at any time. I would say, particularly around the holidays, my perspective on that has shifted dramatically…We’ve shifted from seeing the holidays as “this day is reserved for our family,” to drawing a wider circle around who we consider family.”
Creating Welcome Around the Table
Wondering how can we create welcome at our tables this holiday season? We just love this quote from Shannan Martin’s conversation with us during the holiday season of 2019. Shannan Martin offers practical insight for how we can love others well and practice a posture of belonging that welcomes people from all walks of life. This conversation from the archives is helpful for inviting new people to your table this season and for engaging those longtime relatives who may stir up anxiety and stress, especially as it relates to conversations related to immigrants and refugees.