It’s better to leave too early and be missed than to stay too late and be pitied. (Victoria Warden)

Have you ever had guests who overstayed their welcome? They just didn’t seem to want to leave, and you were eager to wrap up the party. It takes a lot of grace to handle such a situation. Maybe you should tell them what one parent told his kids (probably grandchildren), “You can’t come back if you don’t leave!” Hosts want to be gracious, and guests need to be considerate.

Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve to be fed (Matthew 10:10). . . . Always be eager to practice hospitality (Romans 12:13).