There’s an unsung hero in the stories surrounding Easter that I think can teach us a lot about what our Lenten practice should look like. He appears in Luke 22, in the passage that we now refer to as The Last Supper. Jesus asks his disciples to prepare the Passover meal so they can all eat together, but they’re not sure how to go about this. Jesus tells them to follow a servant into a house, where they are to ask the homeowner to accommodate them for a meal. And then the homeowner does!!
This subversive act of radical hospitality has me wondering: Who is this unsuspecting yet accommodating homeowner?! I suggest there are a few things we can learn from this person about how to move our Lenten practice from theoretical to tangible. More thoughts from a recent sermon I preached, in my latest for Women in Theology.