I received this quote via email from Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project Blog, Moment of Happiness.”
“Some beautiful things are more dazzling when they are still imperfect than when they have been too perfectly crafted.”
– La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections
I immediately related to it as I am imperfect.
Some people see me as imperfect because I am a widow, an introvert, or a Botticelli woman. They do not see those characteristics as part of what makes me dazzling, instead they just see them as flaws.
To those of you who see me as dazzling because of my flaws – Thank You. It is a joy to spend time with you and call you friend.
If you don’t see me as dazzling? Just remember chiseling away those flaws will make me nothing more than a Stepford Wife.
Do you love your imperfections because they make you dazzling?
We are at chapter 13 today in Don McMinn’s book “Love one another, 20 Practical lessons.” Today’s Bible verse is 1 Peter 4:9
Offer hospitality to one another
So hear are some quotes about hospitality, including one from someone you would least expect and ending with the ultimate act of spiritual hospitality.
Any celebration meal to which guests are invited, be they family or friends, should be an occasion for generous hospitality.
The word ‘hospitality’ in the New Testament comes from two Greek words. The first word means ‘love’ and the second word means ‘strangers.’ It’s a word that means love of strangers.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss
When I sell liquor, it’s called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Matthew 26:26-30 (NIV)