Dare to care
November 12, 2009
But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.
One of the most vivid and memorable examples of love in action is found in Luke 10. In this passage of Scripture, we are told about a Samaritan whose actions were so kind that people just naturally came to refer to him as the "good" Samaritan.
You probably remember the story. A Jewish man had been robbed, severely beaten, and left to die on the road to Jericho. A priest happened by and went out of his way to walk around the man. Likewise with a Levite, and again he was left to die.
And then a Samaritan came upon the scene.
Now in general, Jews and Samaritans were at odds with each other. A Samaritan was more likely to kick dirt into a Jew's wounds than to stop and render aid. But this was no typical Samaritan! He covered the man with his coat, and carried him into the city on his donkey. And he even paid for his shelter and care.
The Good Samaritan's love wasn't typical—just as your love shouldn't be typical.
As believers, the love of Christ should compel us to take action and go beyond what is expected to help a wounded, hurting neighbor. This is our calling!
So give someone in need a loving touch or a kind word! Be like the Good Samaritan, and dare to care!
REAL LOVE TAKES ACTION AND GOES BEYOND WHAT IS EXPECTED.
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