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DAILY VERSE

Be kindly affectionate to one another … given to hospitality.

Romans 12:10,13


DAILY QUOTE

Who practices hospitality entertains God himself.

Author Unknown


DAILY THOUGHTYou don't have to own a house to make someone feel at home. All you have to do is open your heart. That's what hospitality is all about. It has nothing to do with your gourmet cooking skills or opulent guest accommodations. Cheerfully sharing what you have - be it little or much - is the only rule.

So, relax. Welcome in friends both old and new. Ask lots of questions and listen thoughtfully to their answers. Don't try to impress visitors with your immaculate housekeeping or culinary expertise. Warm them with genuine care and affection. The more you see guests - even unexpected ones - as a blessing instead of an inconvenience, the more you'll enjoy the adventure of opening your home, and heart, to others.

Heavenly Father, I want to be the kind of person who has a welcoming heart toward other people. Whether I have little or much, help me to be willing to share it with those whom You bring across my path. I want all who enter my home to experience Your peace, love, and joy as we fellowship and break bread together. Thank You for Your example of hospitality and for welcoming me into Your family. Amen.

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