Because I am having a couple dozen of my Zirbel cousins here tomorrow for a reunion, this verse really stood out to me this morning.
As always there are a lot more of us, but these are the ones who can come.
"When God's children are in need, you be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging, for the night."
~ Romans 8:13 LAB
Bible Commentary: "Christian hospitality is different from the world's way of entertaining. Entertaining focuses on the host family-----their home must be spotless, their food must be well prepared and abundant; they must appear relaxed and good natured. Hospitality, by contrast, focuses on the guests. Their needs----whether for a place to stay, nourishing food, a listening ear, acceptance---are of first importance. Hospitality can happen in a messy home. It can happen around a dinner table where the main dish is canned soup. It can even happen while the host and guest are doing chores together. Don't be afraid to offer hospitality just because you are too tired, too busy, or too poor to entertain."