We’re about hospitality this week. That sounds like a casual, or maybe even an extra kind of thing. “It’s not something essential,” we might think. It’s part of the social niceties that make us look good. But, in fact, we would be wrong, if that was our position. Jesus sees hospitality as central to our discipleship. Here we consider how we receive hospitality and how we offer it. We are wrestling with grace. For some, it is easier to be purveyors of grace than recipients. Others find accepting a gift easier than giving one. Either way, we are called to pay attention to how we welcome, how we include, and how we help others feel a part of all that we do and are.