just being a neighbour



Luke 10:33-37

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.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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