Hospitality is an ancient virtue; an expression of love involving an attitude
of openness to others, a sharing of food, of home, of self - and being gracious
in allowing others to share things with us.
doesn't require a lot of money, a big house, perfect health, or even unlimited
time. It does require consideration for others.
is as close as a smile and as accepting as an embrace. It is sharing: a moment
of time, a cup of tea - or a complete meal, a friendly smile, a hug or handshake,
a place to rest, a welcoming word, an idea, a conversation.
has a ripple effect. When we're hospitable
we build homes where children
grow in self-confidence and learn to accept others, because they themselves feel
welcome and accepted; we establish neighbourhoods where lives are enriched because
people care for one another; we begin to create a world where individuals see
others as brothers and sisters and not as strangers and adversaries.
practice hospitality is to recognise that our possessions are gifts from God,
meant to be shared. To practice hospitality is to do what God asks of us.
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