Welcome to JanBeek and my month of reblogging.
Who is your neighbor?
This post was originally blogged last year.
I was inspired to repost it for you today
because Dr. David Jeremiah wrote this in his devotional today
in response to the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37:
Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
“Jesus’ point was this:
Your neighbor is anyone with a need
that you are able to meet.
Look for a neighbor whose need you might meet.”
People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion…
by going and seeking an object that requires compassion.
Henry Ward Beecher
The post was part of my “Embrace” series
and it was titled. “Embrace Everyone.”
Recognize our Commonality
Celebrate our Differences
We are more alike
More binds us than separates us.
Work to make this world
A better place because
You are in it.
be a new day of new hope
and greater unity.
Let’s each do our part
to make it so.
Oh, and take care of our bees.
We need them!
Who will you meet who needs a hug from you today?
Reach out, my friends … here’s a virtual one from Bob & me!
See ya tomorrow.