Open Your Door - January 17, 2020

Hospitality and hospital come from the same Latin word, for they both lead to the same result– healing.  When you open your door to someone, you are sending this message:  “You matter to me and to God.”

Do you know people who need this message?  Your hospitality can be their hospital.  All you need are a few basic practices.

  • Issue a genuine invitation.  Let your guests know you want them to come.
  • Make a big deal of their arrival.  One of God’s children is coming to your house!
  • Address the needs of your guests.  Modern-day hospitality includes the sharing of food and drink along with time to talk and listen.
  • Send them out with a blessing.  Make it clear you are glad your guests came.  Offer a prayer for their safety and a word of encouragement for their travel.

Open your table.  Even more, open your circle.