“Who Is Your Neighbor”…

Love one another


“He went over to him, poured oil
and wine on his wounds and bandaged them;
then he put the man on his own animal,
and took him to an inn.”
Luke 10; 34

Probably the most familiar of the parables of Jesus
is that of “The Good Samaritan” –
which was given in answer to the question
Who is my neighbor?” 

Lets look at the “Traveler”-
Can you feel the stones of that rocky path
as he hurries down the mountain road to Jericho?
He knew there were robbers in the area.
Then suddenly a strong arm and a heavy fist.
– he falls to the ground.
And strips him of his clothes and his possessions –
and leave him there.

He lies in the hot sun-
wondering if he is going to die-
TWO people come over and looks at him
and walks away on the other side of the road.
He is lying there waiting –
when suddenly he was aware of someone
bending over him.
A kind face full of pity looks
at him and gently lifts him up-
cleaned his wounds with oil and wine-
and bandages them.

The stranger gently lifts him up
and places him on his donkey.
He takes the bruised and bleeding man to an inn-
and takes care of him.
When he leaves he gives the inn keeper money
to care for this man until he is better.
And if there is any more to pay he will do so.on his return.

The Inn Keeper is faithful to provide his
needs until he is better to leave.
So who was the good neighbor in the parable?

Jesus is the “Good Samaritan”-
What about the Inn and the inn Keeper?
That played apart in this mans rescue?-
It could be resembled to God’s Church-
where sin- wounded people are brought
to be tenderly cared for
by Christians- the Inn keeper in the story.

The Church is a place where, under JESUS-
sinners can come and be made well.

So do Good to Others – as God does good to us.


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