The Rule of Saint Benedict says the guest should be received as Christ. The Saint John's Bible emphasizes texts advocating hospitality for the poor, the pilgrim, the seeker and the stranger.
Benedictines take a vow of conversatio or conversion of life. Conversatio entails an ongoing process of aligning one's life more closely to the life of Christ.
Of special concern to Benedictines and all believers in biblical revelation is the repeated call for justice for all of God's people.