Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Words of Comfort: The Good Samaritan

Most of us are familiar with the story of what is erroneously referred to as “The ‘Good’ Samaritan.” But the man in the story wasn’t good. By loving his neighbor as much as he loved himself, he merely obeyed the basic requirements of God’s Law.

However, in this story we see another moral responsibility for us as Christians. The thief who came to “kill, steal and to destroy” (see John 10:10) has left humanity mortally wounded on the side of the road. But most of the professing Church walks by on the other side. They’re not interested in evangelism because they have more important things to do. But the true convert falls upon this broken world and pours in the oil and wine, carries him to an inn, and says that he will take care of him until he can stand on his own feet spiritually.

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