Why is Christian hospitality important?

God calls us to be hospitable to the stranger—and this is a command that is true whether we are gaining or losing the culture. But Christians need to know that we do not have a good reputation for being hospitable in the LGBT community. The LGBT community is one given to hospitality, and in that community a home is open each night for fellowship, help, care, and connection.

By contrast, it seems like Christians are on a starvation diet of community. If Christians want to step into the lives of our neighbors in meaningful ways, we need to make hospitality a commitment. We need to be ready for more organic forms of hospitality than what we traditionally use. And we need to be ready to be more vulnerable in our role as both host and guest.