So Im am prepping to do my next sermon on May 18th and I will be preaching on the Parable of the Good Samaritan. I will post the passage here from Luke 10:25-37. What do you take from this? I want to hear the obvious as well as the deeper, not so obvious…
The Parable of the Good Samaritan And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” (Luke 10:25-37 ESV)
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I recently heard a woman comment on this passage. She was speaking to a group of women about trying to slow the pace of their lives, to take the time to be still. How she used this was that the Samaritan did not do all the work for the man. He took him to the inn took care of him, paid the bill and left the next day. He offered to pay for what else needed to be done but did not take on the whole burden. We need to be aware of what we are called to do. There are others to do the rest.
I really like that and had not thought about it in that way. We are not responsible for everything, only what God has called us to. Jesus could have done so much more than he did, in terms of miracles, healings, etc. But he was not sent here for that, He was here to do what the father told him, what the father sent him for. Hope often, “I wont answer to God about how other families do things, but I will answer to God about how my family was.” Great Comment! Thank you