"There is a HUGE difference between "entertaining" and offering hospitality. Entertaining puts the emphasis on you and how you can impress others. Offering hospitality puts the emphasis on others and strives to meet their physical and spiritual needs so they feel refreshed, not impressed, when they leave your home."
"Offering hospitality is much more about the condition of your heart than the condition of your home."
(above quotes from A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman)
So what does a fresh take at hospitality look like?
It’s not just doing something unusual for “company”…but creating an everyday
lifestyle that provides welcome to family, friends, strangers . . . and
It’s not just inviting people into your home…but using all the resources God
has provided—your physical space, your possessions, your time and energy and
talents, your unique family background and personality, even your failures and
mistakes—to extend comfort and care to other people. It’s using your unique
gifts to make them feel safe and comfortable and wanted.