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The Good Samaritan March 21, 2010

Luke 10:25-37

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.

“Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all
your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said:
“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.   A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.   So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.   But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.   He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.   The next day he took out two silver coins  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.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

– The “religious professionals” wouldn’t help.  After all, the man probably deserved what he got.
Maybe, God was trying to teach him a lesson.  He must have been reaping what he sowed.
Our actions have consequences, ya know. –

“Which of  these three are you man, the priest, the Levite, or the Samaritan”

– Paul Clark
My wife and I are, again this year, participating in the local “Aids Walk.”
Part of the goal of the Aids Task Force, locally, is to help improve the quality of life for men, women, and
children with HIV and AIDS.
Our goal is to demonstrate, in a practical manner, the love of God.

Don’t be one to “pass by way on the other side.”
You can give financially.
You can join our team and walk with us.
You can pray.

All three would be nice, but any one will help.
To give online, and for more information, click on the link below.
Thank you, and God bless you.


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