On showing hospitality…

Today was Mother’s Day.  We had a lunch planned here at our home and we would be spending the day with my parents.  It was one of *those* days where the kids were exceptionally hyper as well as arguing way too much with each other.  Looks like tomorrow we will spend extra time reading “Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends.”  

I talked to this kids this evening about their behavior and why it is important when we have guests to be hospitable.  After all, the Bible makes a point about being hospitable, and it is a character trait I hope to instill in the kids to take with them as they grow into adulthood.  When we have guests in our home, they come to relax and enjoy, not to hear our arguments or bickering.  We need to provide a place of enjoyment for our guests to feel comfortable and have a good time.  Now I know kids are kids, and things happen.  But I didn’t want to let the day  go by without addressing it.  They need to know that certain behavior is expected when guests are here, as the guests are our priority.  Another life lesson…

They all understood and said they would try harder next time.  That’s all I can ask.  I am so grateful for my children and am glad to have the opportunity to help them grow.

Hebrews 13:2: 

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

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