“Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.” ― Amos Bronson Alcott, Concord Days

A true friend is one in whom the spirit of hospitality is alive and well. Hospitality, in this sense, is composed of a great many qualities, including, but not limited to: a fitting welcome, the anticipation of need, generosity of spirit, charitableness of opinion, and bounteousness of whatever substance is at one’s command.

2 thoughts on “Stay

  1. Jennifer

    Thank you Greg, a reminder that hospitality is beyond the material comfort for physical provision, which is important too! But an inner attitude of friendliness, warmth and generosity.


  2. I am intrigued! The psalm verse I had considered before bed was “The LORD was my stay.” I realize the qualities you sited really do come through people who have a sensing of how hospitality originates in oneself. I find it is heartwarming to appreciate “the stay,” others have given us which in turn helps to inspire to do the same for others. Love the consideration and look forward to increasingly actualize it in my life.


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