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.