Does everyone need to practice hospitality, or is it a special gift for just a few? - Hospitality - TouchPoints

Does everyone need to practice hospitality, or is it a special gift for just a few?

Romans 12:13Always be eager to practice hospitality.

1 Peter 4:9Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.

3 John 1:5You are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through.

Hebrews 13:2Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

Isaiah 58:7“Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless.”

Matthew 25:35-36“I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. . . . I was sick, and you cared for me.”

Luke 14:12-13“When you put on a luncheon or a banquet . . . invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.”

While hospitality in extra measure is certainly a gift, we are all called to practice hospitality as best we can, for it is a true act of kindness, and it encourages and strengthens others. It is also an expression of gratefulness for what God has done for us.