Ways to practice Hospitality include inter-religious dialogues, welcoming and affirming sacred spaces, the embrace of those you do not know and minorities, table fellowship, greeting gestures, and the specific practices below.
Sharing a meal is a traditional way of extending hospitality. Make having people in for dinner a regular event in your household. Try to invite someone you don't know very well each time.
- C. W. McPherson in Grace at This Time suggests praying in unison with people of other faiths.
- Thich Nhat Hanh in Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers models hospitality to a holy person of another spiritual tradition.
- Macrina Wiederkehr in Behold Your Life demonstrates a practice of holding others in your heart, seen as a home with many rooms.
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