Does hospitality matter? And if it does-why?
Yes, hospitality does matter, and here’s why from my perspective.
As a child of God, we are not instructed to find a cave and sit there being Godly until our life is over. Rather we are told to “Love one another.” Examples have been set and we are to go so far as to go and bring someone-anyone- in to our home, to our feast, and to share with them.
This, then, is the essence of hospitality. To care enough for others, that we will open our hearts, our homes, and our tables. This is more than a cursory, everyday kind of hospitality. This is fine china, crystal goblets, silver, and a “Let there be thankfulness to God” table runner kind of hospitality!
The quiet message of giving thanks and doing all because of God’s love to us, and to others is the key to having and sharing God’s love.
and freely given!