In our bid to understand ourselves as Christians and make Our journey on Earth easy, we have looked at some of the issues that Christians must understand if they are going to live a better life and engage in one of the attributes of God – Hospitality.
We have taken a look at the saying “Is Christian Hospitality a Dead Way of Life?“, we have also looked at The Death of Modern Christian Hospitality, to understand ways by which we can understand the purpose of Christian Hospitality.
Purpose of Christian Hospitality
That said, the main purpose of Christian Hospitality is to show the Human element of God through Christ Jesus, to show compassion towards the sufferings and lives of others.
Remember what the Bible said, “in showing Hospitality, many have unknowingly entertained Angels” and we could see what the result were (Hebrews 13:2), the Life of Abraham is a good example of the effects of Hospitality (Genesis 18:1-8).
By serving others and showing them the Godly or Christian hospitality, we serve Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:40) and in so doing, we promote the spread of God’s truth and His ultimate Love for Hospitality and humanity (3 John 5-8).
It is important to note that Jesus Christ came to the World as a GUEST and no one recognised Him, even after His death, he still offered Himself as a Guest and many did not also acknowledge Him. (John 1:10-14), throughout His work on Earth, Jesus Christ continuously offered Himself to us. His works on Earth drew Him closer to the “Lost”, the “sinner”, etc. (Mark 2:15; Luke 14:1; Luke 19:1-10).
What are you doing as a person to show the Christian Hospitality? Or if you are not a Christian, what are you doing as a person to show Hospitality, compassion towards fellow human? The choice of answer you give is up to you (1 Peter 4:9).
This post – What is the purpose of Christian Hospitality? is a continuation of The Death of Modern Christian Hospitality and Is Christian Hospitality a Dead Way of Life?, written as part of the June 2015 Synchroblog: Hospitality >> illustrating why Christians are called to imitate Jesus by being sacraments of God’s hospitality in the world.