Flashback Friday: Bless-Your-Heart Hospitality
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
All of us are familiar with the term “Bless your heart.” Most of you have already filled in the blanks on this one, but in case you’re uninitiated, it means “What an idiot.” As in, “Jim Bob has done flipped his four wheeler again. Bless his heart.” Or, “My goodness, Sally Mae is still trying to fit into them size 12 jeans. Bless her heart.”
I believe that church people are the primary offenders when it comes to bless-your-heart hospitality. We tend to be heavy on pretense and light on sincerity. You’ll notice it in churches of all sizes and applied to first time guests and long term members alike. Here are some of the dead giveaways: