Reaching Out to Others

I’d like to talk to you about the parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37).  The one that reached out to a robbed and beaten man.  We all know the story; everyone avoided the broken man except the Samaritan, who reached out to the one who was in need.

During this busy summer, let’s try to be like the Samaritan in this story – the one that reaches out.  How many times have we not addressed another’s need, and instead, retreated from others that obviously needed our help?  “Love your neighbor as yourself”.  It’s a tall order.

Throughout the bustle of trips to new places, family reunions, playing with our children, enjoying the sunshine, remember to be the one that also reaches out to those that need a special nudge or those needing more substantial care.

God will be with all of us in our scurrying, and with us in our quiet time.

Have a wonderful summer.  I’ll be with you in the fall.

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