Romans 12:13 “When God’s children are in need, be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging, for the night”
Christian hospitality differs from social entertaining. Entertaining focuses on the host: The home must be spotless, the food must be well prepared and abundant, the host must appear relaxed and good-natured.
Hospitality, by contrast, focuses on the GUEST’S NEEDS, such as a place to stay, nourishing food, a listening ear, or just acceptance.
Hospitality can happen in a messy home. It can happen around a dinner table where the main dish is canned soup. It can happen while the host and the guest are doing chores together.
Don’t hesitate to offer hospitality just because you are too tired, too busy, or not wealthy enough to entertain.
It is my desire for our new family home later to be a place where God dwells, where people in need able to come just to enjoy a good chat, fellowship, & if I do cook, for them to also enjoy it 🙂 In the situation of a big & crowded city like Jakarta where individualism reaches the highest level, this is the challenge, and I believe this is God’s purpose for giving us our new home. Let God use it to glorify His name, because it comes from Him and for Him…
Let us serve the true hospitality in Christ! 😉