As I Have Done For You

A third reason why Christians are called to practice hospitality is because of the example that Jesus himself gives us. In John 13, Jesus shows us the full extent of his love by washing his disciples feet, an important customs that symbolized the moment when a stranger became a guest. Jesus often served as a gracious host, both to his friends (like in John 13), as well as strangers (like when Jesus fed the 5,000 in Matthew 14).

After washing the disciple's feet, Jesus tells us that we will be blessed when we follow in his footsteps.