Day 332

Today’s Reading – Acts 18-19

They asked him [Paul] to stay longer, but he declined. As he said farewell to them, though, he added, “God willing, I will return.” Then he sailed off from Ephesus. 
Acts 18:20-21 CEB

Perhaps Paul was the first Ms. Manners.

Paul teaches us a great lesson of hospitality and being a guest – Don’t over stay your welcome and leave them wanting more!
As we enter the Holiday season, keep Paul in mind and don’t over stay your welcome.

Visit with friends, drop off presents, but know how to make an exit!

Not sure that was the lesson we were to draw from this passage, but it is a good tip for being a good guest!


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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