Reflections on Hospitality

Hospitality is a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door. --Charles Lamb

A house may draw visitors, but it is the possessor alone that can detain them. --Charles Caleb Colton

Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even though you wish they were. -- Unknown

Never mistake endurance for hospitality .-- Unknown

When there is room in the heart there is room in the house. --Danish Proverb

Hospitality should have no other nature than love. --Henrietta Mears

Hospitality is one form of worship. --Jewish Proverb

Who practices hospitality entertains God himself. -- Unknown

When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul. --Max Beerbohm

Hospitality is sitting with Gladness. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. --1 Peter 4:9

Unwelcomed visitors sometimes bring unexpected blessings. -- Unknown

Hospitality is a test for godliness . . . when strangers (especially needy ones) to intrude upon [our] private lives. --Edwin Lutzer

Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. --Romans 12:13

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