– the warm reception of guests or strangers
How hospitable are we at home, at church, in our daily lives? Do we welcome other people into our routines? Do we invite others into our routines?
Have you ever noticed how rich your experience is when you invite others into your life? How much stronger the memories are when you reminisce later? How much more do you learn about your guests and about yourself?
How often have you had a guest at your table, at your special occasions, at your normal occasions?
When was the last time you invited someone to your table? When was the last time someone came to you because of your warmth, because they knew you would receive them gladly? When was the last time you went to someone because you knew you were welcome to drop in unexpectedly?
Is your “open” sign turned on? Is it visible from the street, or do people pass by because it is hidden?