Hospitality is providing the space to exist, to live, to thrive. We are all called to be hospitable.
When you are a host, you invite someone into your “space” by creating space for them. When you move into a neighborhood, you are moving into a space already fashioned by those currently living there. Hence, you begin as guests and your neighbors as hosts. Over time, these labels become blurred, such that all neighbors, new and old, contribute to being hospitable to one another.
What might it look like to “love your neighbor as yourself” when moving into an off-campus living situation? Here is a top ten list to consider when moving off-campus: