It can be easy to pivot to people we know and like. But Jesus shares that it’s the people we know the least and dislike the most that reveals the true heart of hospitality.

The Greek word for hospitality is philoxenos (phil-OX-en-USS). Phileo meaning “brotherly love,” and xenos for “strangers.” God’s original design for hospitality is extending ourselves in love to strangers.  Hospitality is not only hosting dinner parties on special occasions with people we know, but embracing a posture of the heart to welcome even—and especially— those we don’t.

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