How appropriate that this topic should come up today just two days after I posted my blog post titled “You Think About That…” which is about my old friend who was “A Good Samaritan” in my life for 14 years. My greatest hope is that I was, in some small way, “A Good Samaritan” for him, too. Kindness is such a rare commodity in our fast-paced world today. It IS hard work; it DOES require discipline, and it comes from the very heart of Jesus Christ. May God help us to take our eyes off of ourselves and our own little world long enough to see others through His eyes and feel for them with His heart. ~Sara’s Musings @ WordPress.com
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While traveling from one city to the next, a man was overtaken by robbers. Taking his clothes and possessions, they left him badly beaten. Not long after the attack, a priest traveled the same road. He passed by without stopping. Then another traveler saw the man but did not offer to help.
Finally, someone stopped—a Samaritan. He put bandages on the man’s wounds and took him to an inn for the night. The next day he gave the innkeeper money and instructions to take care of the wounded man.
The parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 is a wonderful example of godly kindness. It also demonstrates that kindness often requires something of us—time, plans, privacy, and desires. The Good Samaritan interrupted his travel plans to help a stranger. What better example to follow than that of Christ? He gave us the ultimate gift of kindness—He died that we…
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