Hospitality Doesn’t Come Naturally
Yet Jesus says our reward will be determined by our hospitality. No exception for poverty, BTW. A cup of cold water is about as basic as you can get!
(See the story of Elijah and the Widow: 1 Kings 17:8-15)
The Mystery Guest
Jesus says that when we show hospitality even to one of his “little ones” we are welcoming Him (and therefore, God the Father).