Practicing Hospitality

In an episode of the television show Gilmore Girls, Lorelai Gilmore is having her home remodeled. Consider showing clips from this episode (season 6, episode 3, “The UnGraduate,” directed by Michael Zinberg, aired September 27, 2005, on WB, 0:01–1:47, 15:16–16:09). (Note: the second clip contains one mild swear word. Preview in advance for appropriateness in your context.) In the episode, through hospitality, she changes a crew of strange workers into a community of friends, gathered around in her living room enjoying pizza and stories. Her goal wasn’t discipleship, but the scenes show the potential for relationship-building that can lead to discipleship and community when we practice hospitality.