Can you be considered a Good Samaritan?

Author : Evangelist Daniel Sushanth.

The story of the Good Samaritan can be found in the New Testament of the Christian Bible, in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10, verses 25-37.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us the importance of showing compassion and kindness to everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances. This lesson was exemplified in a personal experience my friend had while on vacation with their family.

As my friend was waiting for breakfast at the hotel, they heard a woman’s cry for help. Everyone else ignored it, but my friend promptly rushed to assist her. The woman explained that her car had gotten stuck in a stream of water while crossing a valley on a family road trip.

My friend and others attempted to push the car out of the water, but their efforts were unsuccessful. The situation was becoming dangerous as the stream water flow increased.

In order to seek help, my friend had to climb up the hill and approach the locals. Despite initially being refused help by one local, my friend eventually found a garbage picker who was willing to assist, but only on the condition that he was paid.

Despite the family not having cash on hand, my friend agreed to pay the garbage picker to rescue the car. After two attempts, the car was finally pulled out of the water, and the family was incredibly grateful.

The family, impressed with my friend’s help, offered to pay the amount online and requested bank details, but my friend refused their offer politely.

Despite being soaked in the scorching sun and having wet shoes and half-pants, my friend did not pay attention to his own condition. Due to the delay caused by the incident, he had to wait for an hour before having his breakfast.

This experience served as a reminder to my friend that it is important to always be willing to help those in need, just as the good Samaritan did for the man on the road in the parable, without expecting anything in return.

We should not ignore the suffering of others, let us emulate the actions of the Good Samaritan and share the love and compassion of Jesus.

Father, We pray that you open our hearts to the needs of those around us. Help us to be like the Good Samaritan who showed compassion and kindness to the wounded man on the road. Give us the courage to act when we hear cries for help, and the wisdom to know how to best assist those in need. We ask that You bless those who go out of their way to help others and grant them strength and resilience in their endeavors. May we always be willing to extend a helping hand, and may we do so without expecting anything in return. May your love and compassion guide us in all that we do, and may we continue to spread your light to those around us. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

##Living by Faith##

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