Hospitality

Joining up with the #fiveminutefriday group of writers where we write for 5 minutes on a one word prompt.  This week’s prompt is Hospitality.

I have thought about this word since Friday and read some of the great blogs on that, but hadn’t got round to writing my own.  However, today on the way home from church I realised what hospitality really is.  Quite simple it is showing kindness.

As we were turning into our village road, the car behind us missed us by a hairbreadth and crashed into a wall.  Three young German women in a foreign land, thankfully they were okay.  But we took them to our house, gave them shelter from the driving rain, allowed them to wait for the Police  and Breakdown truck, gave them 2 cups of tea and a glass of water.  We showed kindness, we showed hospitality.

It was no big thing, just showing kindness from one human being to another in a time of emergency.  It was only a cup of water.

But that is what Jesus says isn’t it?

And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded. [Matt 10:42]

So we welcomed, we helped, we sheltered, we gave some water, we showed kindness, we did hospitality.

I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you were doing it to me. [Matt 25:40]

 

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