I want my children to grow up with the understanding that hospitality is necessary, beautiful, used of God, and ordinary.
Teaching Children the Heart of Hospitality
At its foundation, what is hospitality? It is the generous and warm welcome of people. It is a chance to extend the grace we have received from Christ over steaming mugs of coffee and fussy children. It is a chance to put the love of God on display through the everyday necessities of food and drink. It is simple and it is beautiful but if you don’t come from a family that values it, it is also intimidating. That is why I am seeking to pass along small nuggets of the worth and joy in hospitality to my children.
Related: 6 Practical Ways Children Can Help With Hospitality
I want my children to grow up with the understanding that hospitality is necessary, beautiful, used of God, and ordinary. I want them to grow up knowing they find welcome and warmth in my presence and so does everyone else. But how do we go about doing that? Is there a simple way to pass this truth on to our kids? Is there a way to make hospitality easier on the next generation?
That is what I am talking about today over at Welcome Heart. My friend Sue is graciously sharing my personal story and goals with my children and I sincerely hope it is a blessing to you!
“Giggles could be heard outside as the doorbell rang. My mom sent me to open it and 4 teenage girls from our church poured in. They made their way to our dining table chattering back and forth and greeting me. I had no idea they were coming and neither did my mom but, as was her custom, she put a tea kettle on the stove and reached in the cupboard for some Oreos.” Read more here…