hospitality was an essential part of the…

“… hospitality was an essential part of the Christian life, particularly in providing places for meeting and for the visiting ministry of prophets, evangelists and teachers, as well as of the apostles in the earliest days. The practice is reflected in many places in the New Testament, Paul often having occasion to thank the members of [the] churches for their generosity in this way and to request them to give hospitality to his fellow-workers when he sent them to different places. He too commends it as a virtue necessary for the church’s life in Rom. 12: 13 …” — A.R.C. Learney, Letters of Peter and Jude, p. 62.

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