WAS THE SAMARITAN “GOOD?”
Luk 10:33 But a Samaritan who was travelling came to where the injured man was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him.
Luk 10:34 He went up to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to a guesthouse, and took care of him.
Luk 10:35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the keeper of the guesthouse, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever else you spend, I will repay you when I come back this way.’
Luk 10:36 Which of these three do you think became a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”
Luk 10:37 The expert in religious law said, “The one who showed mercy to him.” So Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”
just being a neighbour
I want to become a neighbour to my neighbours. I want to see where they are hurting, and have compassion for them. I want to invest some of the little time and resources that I have in them, so that they are not as needy as they would be if I avoided their needs. I want to set up systems that take care of them when I cannot be there. I want to do this not because I am good, but because I just want to be a neighbour.
LORD, help us to just be neighbours to the needy all around us.