All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Margaret Kim Peterson takes a fresh look at the activities and attitudes of keeping house and making a home everything from cleanliness to care of clothing to cooking and sharing meals to hospitality and other practices that reach far beyond the household to the world at large. With both thoughtful reflection and lively anecdotes, she reveals how all those tasks, when viewed in a new and more faithful way, can be seen as spiritual practices that embody and express concrete and positive ways of living out Christian faith in relationship to others at home, in the church, and in the world.
Margaret Kim Peterson (St. Davids, PA) has taught for the past six years at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. She is also Theologian in Residence at her local church.