Radical hospitality is a way of being in the world that helps to bring the Kingdom of God into full realization. According to Lloyd Lee Wilson, we help to fulfill God’s will for the creation by living as part of the Kingdom here and now. The author finds in the events of Jesus’s life and in his parables lessons in how to be part of the Kingdom—through inclusiveness toward all people, through letting go of personal cravings for possessions and power, and through noncoercion. It means putting God, rather than ourselves, at the center of our lives. Wilson issues a compelling invitation to participate in building a community of radical hospitality.
About the Author(s)
Lloyd Lee Wilson is a recorded minister of the gospel in West Grove Monthly Meeting, North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). His publications include Essays on the Quaker Vision of Gospel Order, Wrestling with Our Faith Tradition, Holy Surrender, Change and Preservation in the Same Current, and numerous contributions to Friends Journal, Quaker Life, Quaker Theology, and The Journal of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). His message is that “Christ has come to teach his people himself.”
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