In an age of terror, it is difficult to look into the eyes of a stranger without cringing. We carefully examine our fellow passengers before we board a plane. We bolt our doors and feel safest when we are with our close friends and family. It may seem natural, given devastating recent events, but isn’t there a better way to live?
In this book, Lonni Collins Pratt and Daniel Homan, a Benedictine monk, blend their unique voices to present a radical vision for a kinder world. For them, Benedictine hospitality is not cosy and comforting, but risky and world-rattling. It is not about ‘sipping tea and making bland talk with people who live next door or work with you’; it is rather about mutual reverence – ‘a call to revere what is sacred in every person ever born’.
For people of all faiths and walks of life who seek to live with compassion and generosity, Radical Hospitality provides an essential introduction to the timeless wisdom contained in Benedictine spirituality.