Cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests.
An instance of cordial and generous treatment of guests.
The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with liberality and kindness.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
“We are a resilient people defined by our hospitality.” – Gov. Tate Reeves
The above quote was said by the current (as I am writing this) governor of Mississippi. If you’re new here you may not know that our family lives in the beautiful magnolia state of Mississippi, and have found this statement by Gov. Reeves to be quite accurate. Having lived in the Southern United States my entire life, there truly is something truly special about the mark of hospitality shown in this state. To acknowledge the obvious, you can find genuine Christ-like hospitality somewhere in every State, yet the South is known for more of it.
I am encouraged to share with you the skills I have learned (and currently learning) that encompass the many skills that make up hospitality. My more specific goal is to learn how to embrace the gift of Biblical womanhood and zero in on how to utilize the gift of hospitality to edify our families and the body of Christ. It must be stated that the heart behind hospitality is the most important thing, we must be aware of this so as to not “show boat” the skills and inflate our own ego. Hospitality is about making others, whether friend or stranger, feel welcome and addressing any need they may have. It is ultimately about service.
Let’s come together as women and learn to serve with sincere hearts that are rooted on The Rock of Christ.