I continue to process our experience from the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston. The very first speaker, The Reverend Tuhina Rasche, spoke of her experience while here at Lutheran Campus Ministry Clemson, and with the UniLu congregation for Sunday worship. Although she didn’t specifically name either, you can hear her speak of her experience at the beginning of her talk found on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tc7pofBsjc

It is a wonderful testimony of the hospitality extended by her college roommate, and by Pastor Chris, and this congregation. Savanna Sullivan closed the assembly with similar reflections. (I couldn’t find her video). Being welcoming to all people, extending biblical hospitality by “welcoming one another as Christ has welcomed you” leaves plenty of room for the Holy Spirit to do some remarkable things.

God’s peace & hope,

Pastor Jon