This Christmas, when we fill up our churches for Mass and welcome many guests, I wonder if we could practice some simple steps of hospitality.
- When you take your seat in church, move to the center of the pew to make room for others so they don’t have to climb over you.
- Greet guests with a smile and wish them a “Merry Christmas.”
- Introduce yourself. You may see them again sometime, and it’s nice to be able to put a name with a face. A personal greeting makes people feel welcome.
- Park out of the way so that when I guests arrive they can find parking more easily.
This Advent let’s not just joyfully anticipate the coming of Christ, but also the arrival of guests!
Fr. Lorig, Pastor