The Good Samaritan
We did a service on the Good Samaritan on Sunday. Miles did the teaching, which was very creative. Anyway it got me thinking. That night I was lying in bed and I realised that, at the moment, our planet is like the man who was mugged on the way from jerusalem to Jericho and lying face down in the road going "help!"
And we are the priest and the levites who are passing by on the other side.
Its hard to know what to do sometimes, as its not a case of just one person helping, or one easy solution. This particular patient will need all of us carrying the stretcher to take them to the inn to get treated. And this means that we cannot live the way we once did, for if we do, other people are going to get hurt. Yet we have to do something for we cannot ignore the fact that what we do tend to do instead is pass by on the other side of the road, pretending that the patient doesn't exist, which will help noone.