Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

As the priest and the Levite passed by the wounded man they were asking themselves, "If I get involved what will happen to me?"  The Samaritan saw the sufferer and asked himself, "If I don't stop what will happen to him?"

The difference lies in the focus.

As we see the suffering in the world ask, "Are we focused inward or outward?"


Grace said...

And for some reason this reminded me of a Buddhist koan. Must be the focus element.

vanilla said...

Grace, too few people realize that their own happiness and satisfaction are enhanced when they consider the needs of others.