Entertaining visitors and guests in a welcoming way is a very
courteous deed. It reflects human bonding and shows our
concern for our brethren. When others reach out to us, we
should reciprocate in a polite way.
However, there are situations in which visitors come at odd
times. They do not always come with prior notice about their
arrival. It is at such times that we have to show extra
courtesy and entertain them. It is perfectly okay to excuse
ourselves if we are not in a position to meet them. Yet this
should be done preferably as a last resort and in a very
When someone knocks at our door we may not realize the
blessings and opportunities the visitor may bring along. At
times, new doors open and new avenues light up. Such instances
are God-sent and can produce windfall gains.
Lending an ear to what a guest has to say specially when he or
she is under stress is very noble and highly recommended.
Merely listening to someone’s woes even if a person is not in
a position to offer any other help is a great lesson in
humanity. In such cases, the host should remember that he or
she too could have been in such a position of mental
discomfort and if he or she is being able to do something for
someone today, who knows God may make reciprocal arrangements
for him or her when the going gets tough!