Genesis 18: 1-15; Matthew 9:35-10:8
Welcome to me, Welcome to you, Welcome to God.

Hospitality is an expression of the compassion of Christ.

It is not the same as entertaining guests in our homes – having everything in place, serving the best food and wine, matching napkins with spring flowers at the centre of the table. Don’t get me wrong this has its place. 

But hospitality – is a value and an expression of the gospel that opens us up to vulnerable strangers. It opens us up to the physical, social and spiritual dimensions of human existence and relationships.


See the welcoming prayer:

The missional audience of the Gospel of MatthewBy: Ulrich, Daniel W. Source: The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 69 no 1 Jan 2007, p 64-83.

Christine Pohl Making Room – Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition