As I was certain would be the case, my nephew's observation and experience was not widespread. I didn't think it would be. I was certainly surprised that plenty of Aussies don't walk their guests out. I was surprised, because I only know one family in our wide circle of friends who don't....but they do things so very differently to us, I thought it was just 'them'!
Since I ate lunch out today I will no doubt be suffering insomnia in the wee small hours of night and you can be sure this will consume some of my wakeful hours. My encouragement and challenge to us all (including myself) would be this: Let's determine to be intentional and deliberate about caring for our guests, from the moment the enter our homes, until the moment they drive away.
Will you join me in my quest to be a blessing
to the guests who grace us with the blessing of their company?