The art of hospitality is not lost. Hospitality is a discipline that can be learned and practiced in the simplest of ways by welcoming your guests with love and celebration. We are called to love one another as ourselves, but we often neglect these principles in our own homes. Hospitality has been around for centuries, seen in everything from the Bible to literature all over the world. In Latin, hospitalities’ roots come from “hospes,” which means “guest.” In this post, we are going to talk about how to welcome, love, and celebrate your guests.
Hospitality is about more than just opening up your home to guests; it’s about loving them while they’re there.
My desire to Welcome, love and Celebrate Guests:
When you walk into my home, you are welcomed with open arms. You are wanted here, and we will celebrate you big or small. I will do everything in my power to make you feel comfortable and loved while you are with us. Hospitality is about more than just opening up our home to guests; it’s about loving them while they’re there.
How to Welcome, Love and Celebrate Your Guests
How to welcome guests into your home?
One great way to welcome guests into your home is by preparing a special meal for them. Whether you’re cooking their favorite dish or trying something new, they’ll appreciate the effort you put in.
Another simple way to make them feel welcome is by making sure there’s always enough seating for everyone, and that they have a place to set down their belongings.
You can also show your guests some love by engaging in conversation with them and making them feel comfortable. Whatever you do, make sure your guests feel like they’re a part of the family while they’re with you.
How to make people feel wanted and loved?
When your guests come over, make sure to greet them with a warm smile and open arms. Showing love to others is all about being intentional. You can show someone you care by really listening when they’re talking, instead of just waiting for your turn to speak.
A great way you can show someone love is by praying for them when they leave your home. We will often ask our guests before they leave if there is something we can pray for them. It is such a sweet time to stop and pray for them before they leave our home. This shows our guests that we love them and we want to know them. We will also assure them that we will continue to pray for them throughout the week.
How to celebrate people visiting your home?
Hospitality isn’t just about making people feel welcome in our homes; it’s also about celebrating their presence while they’re there. When you show love and welcome someone into your home, take the opportunity to talk with them and learn more about who they are. When you do this, you will learn things that need to be celebrated. Small things, and possibly something huge as well, have just happened in their lives or are about to happen.
For example, we have a small group that meets in our home every other week on a Sunday evening. This past Sunday, we found out one of our friends was going to be celebrating their 70th birthday that next week. We were able to stop and sing to him and celebrate his life. Something simple like that put a huge smile on his face and also made him feel loved and special.
Small celebrations make lifetime memories
The celebration could be celebrating a job change, a child’s accomplishment or something simple as hearing your guest got to spend the day at home enjoying their family. Find something to celebrate in your guest’s life while they are there.
The celebration doesn’t have to be big, just more of being excited about what is happening in their lives.
Celebrations don’t have to be big.
People just want to feel special and known even if it is recognized by a kind word.
Hospitality is a way of life that should be pursued with great intention. Let’s not neglect the importance of hospitality in our lives, but rather let us embrace it and love others as Jesus has loved us.
How to Welcome, Love, and Celebrate Your Guests
What are your thoughts on hospitality? Do you have any stories to share about how you’ve experienced hospitality in your own life?