Sharing Our Home

Friends of ours needed a place to stay for the weekend. They asked if we could provide lodging, and of course we said yes. These friends are special to us. The guy was a schoolmate, flatmate, and long time buddy of Roboman, and the girl has become a dear friend and confidante to me.

People sometimes ask us why we always seem to have people staying at our home. Isn't it intrusive? Tiring? Doesn't it give you more work (cleaning, laundering etc)?

But you know, we really enjoy having people stay with us. It is within the comforts of home, in the role of being a host, that one gets to really know people. Lounging around the sofa with wet hair, cooking an instant-noodles-and-sausages supper, surfing the Web together, and talking at length about various subjects while doing day-to-day things are events that help bond and cement relationships. It is PEOPLE, rather than the keeping house clean etc that is important to us.

Not only that, right from the start we decided that our apartment and our car are really blessings that God has provided for us. We are just stewards. We would not have these material possessions if God did not provide. Roboman once said: What is the point of having a car if we don't use it to ferry and help others? Similarly for our home.

I once prayed that God will teach me hospitality. And I believe that He has given me many opportunities to try and learn it - from the heart. I'm still learning. And welcoming these opportunities.


Little Miss Snooze said...

It is really nice to be on the receiving end of such hospitality. Well done you. :)

The Rust said...

When I grow up and have an apartment of my own... I wanna be just like you! :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

lms: It is nice to give too. Esp when we have such lovely guests! They quietly topped up our grocery supplies for us before they left!

the rust: Yes sir! I hardly think I am more grown up thank you just because I have an apartment ;P