Generic Definition

“The friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.”

Biblical Definition

“Generously welcoming and caring for others, particularly strangers or those in need, as an expression of God's love and kindness.”

Bible Verse

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Hebrews 13:2

Notable Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt

“True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Justine Vogt

“Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were. ”


  • Character Trait Report (pdf)
    • Intended to be used on a weekly basis.
    • Students describe how they put the character trait into practice.
    • Parent affirms, signs and dates the document.