I run into this quote today and thought that it deserved a special place in my blog, as a reminder to myself to always be hospitable–whether ready or not (whatever “ready” means for me). Romans 12:13 says, “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Thus, the perspective is personal, not regarding the state of our homes but rather the state of mind in which we are. We are to ready and willing to welcome others in our homes. Every Christian household should–without question.
Rev. Jack King, the author of the quote, writes a superb article on opening the doors of our homes, in what he calls a “scruffy hospitality” in this link. Enlightening! It deserves a couple minutes of your attention, ladies!