Saturday, July 10, 2010
You've Got a Friend
Today's Gospel was the familiar Good Samaritan story. Read Luke 10: 25-37.
I've heard the excuses for the passers-by. That a lawyer is a busy man. He probably was rushing to court, or some other time sensitive appointment. That the Levite can't touch blood. If he's on his way to services, he'd be unclean.
They both could have intended to get help when they got to town.
That's probably how they assuage their consciences. But those excuses won't wash.
You're still putting yourself in front of your neighbor's needs. But...but...but--they don't even know the guy! So, who's your neighbor?
That question was originally asked in Genesis Chapter 4 Verse 9. Read it. The answer is Luke 10: 25-37.