CONCLUSIONS (Day 7 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)
For me, hospitality is far more about attitude than having the right things on hand (though that is good too).
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:9 ESV
When someone stops by, my heart needs to be welcoming so that it’s easier to smile and make time to sit and talk or respond to a need. Receiving folks warmly is far more important than wondering if your home is neat enough or if the place settings are pretty enough.
For my sweetie that translates into the same, but in a broader sense because we live together. Can I pause what I’m doing to listen or help? Can I invite him to share? Does he feel welcome? Are his day-to-day needs taken care of? Does he feel valued?
My house rabbit, Newton, has turned into a doorstop lately. (Nap time.) Not sure why, but hopefully it is a short-lived stage. We have to nudge him out of the way anytime we need to use the door.