charity, love

The Good Samaritan

And now reading the latest news, there is flooding in England, half of America is on fire from wildfires, and an earthquake has happened in Japan, enough devastation to make me think the beginning of the end is near or at least global warming is in action. And is that “climate change” term a nice way of saying the world is about to end or transform in some sort of cataclysmic way? Is it now The Day After Tomorrow, the movie? Yesterday a friend taught me a new term to tell anyone who asks me how to blog; “RTFM”. Read the freaking manual. I thought that was kind of funny. And the story of the good Samaritan also crossed my mind yesterday. What’s that story about? Doesn’t it have something to do with if you see someone fallen and stranded by the side of road, do not pass him by, help him. And what is the moral of that story? Who is my brother and my sister? Better is a neighbour and a friend near than a brother afar. There is a parable to be found here somewhere. Compassion. Helping one another, helping the poor, the sick, the lame, the elderly, the home bound, and whoever else in need of help. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink. For thou shall heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord (whoever the Lord may be..) shall reward thee. Proverbs, if you believe.

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