Henry G. Brinton is senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He is the author or co-author of five books including The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality.

Leading Ideas Stock photo of three Latina women of different ages - one middle age, one child, and one teenager - greeting each other at a door

From beginning to end, the Bible teaches us how to be hospitable. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, we find stories of people acting as…