Extract from Ginny Jordan-Arthur, “A Vocation to Hospitality: Reflections of a University Chaplain” in Visions and Vocations:
Someone once joked that I had a ministry of smiling as I nearly always grin at anyone who walks by. Part of my vocation as chaplain is to make all people I pass feel noticed and appreciated. Chaplaincy celebrates the uniqueness of every person through the gift of hospitality. The invitation for all to come to the table as themselves and to be at home is central to my daily life, and it allows me to walk with many people as they explore their own journey. My pastoral ministry often takes me to “thin places” where I sit across from another and see the face of Christ.