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Luke 10:33 But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity.
Yet it was only one night. I think of those who are in life-and-death situations, those for whom the world is rarely safe. Some may live in our own neighborhoods, their suffering unknown to us. Some live a world away; we only see their faces on the news. Many die without us even knowing they lived. Perhaps that is why the story of the Good Samaritan is so beloved, understood in both secular and religious cultures.
Imagine the beaten and half-dead traveler on that dangerous road to Jericho—bruised and beaten, unable to speak, passed over by many, but rescued by one brave and thoughtful man.
MOVING FORWARD: Today, think of that Good Samaritan and reach out, lend a hand, offer a cup of water—and possibly save a life.
Good Book Club Reading: Luke 10:21-42
Today the Church remembers Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672.