Hospitality is the quality of being hospitable, that is, of offering good reception and welcome to those who need it, especially to visitors and foreigners. The word comes from the Latin hospitalĭtas, hospitalitātis.
Hospitality is also exercised with pilgrims, needy or helpless, and involves providing help to meet their basic needs.
Thus, hospitality basically means offering the guest assistance in a set of basic issues, such as food, drink and accommodation.
Hospitality is a highly appreciated virtue in the tourism industry, as it implies being friendly and serving and receiving well those who are traveling within a strange country.
On the other hand, hospitality is also called hospitalization of patients.
Synonyms of hospitality are welcome, foster care, reception, shelter or asylum.
In English, hospitality can be translated as hospitality . For example: “Christians should welcome refugees by offering hospitality and love ” (Christians should welcome refugees, offering hospitality and love).
Hospitality is a very important characteristic among Christians. In fact, in the Bible there is expressly the mandate by which God commands his children to be hospitable and help each other without complaining. He says: “Be hospitable to one another, without murmuring” (I Peter 4: 9-10).
In hospitality, according to Christian doctrine, love for one’s neighbor is fulfilled, because God wants us to be in solidarity with the other and to shake hands with those who need it, and that we also do it with a good attitude.