In the Christian tradition, this gift of presence is at the core of the central concept of hospitality. Hospitality is less about what we may do for others than about who we are when we are with them. It is about serving our faith on behalf of the human community in our everyday interactions. Nurturing trust and goodwill, we create a space that holds another person with the deepest kind of respect.

Sarah York, The Holy Intimacy of Strangers