Joetta Handrich Schlabach, in the world cookbook Extending the Table, writes, "A simple beverage and an attentive ear will honor a stranger and a friend." Think about this quotation and its definition of hospitality. When did you receive such hospitality? How did it make you feel?

A Haitian proverb says: "Manje kwit pa gen met". ("Cooked food has no owner.") This definition of hospitality is expansive. Would you like to broaden your circle of companions at mealtime? How might this be done?

Holly W. Whitcomb, Feasting With God