Aside from the obvious wow factor in this verse, the idea that we might have interacted with an angelic being, let’s consider hospitality and entertainment within the church. When I say “within the church,” I mean the practices of these within Christendom.
Forgive me if I sound mean or arrogant here, but I have no desire to entertain anyone or be entertained by anyone. That is, of course, if by entertainment you mean putting on some sort of show or satiating someone’s boredom. I do, however, have a deep interest in being hospitable. That doesn’t come easy for me either, but I see the spiritual value of it. What is the spiritual value in “entertainment” as it is defined today?
To be fair, I think we’ve taken these two words, as a church, and morphed them into something very different than the author of Hebrews intended.
In Hebrews 13:2, Hospitality (philoxenia): Means, the love of strangers, demonstrating warmth and friendliness.
Entertain (xenizó): Means to receive as a guest or to surprise.
The second meaning “surprise” is certainly interesting and may warrant some further thinking.
So, do you think there should be less entertainment and more hospitality within the church?