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I have seen this happening many times. A person is hurting. Another person is there with them. The hurting person shares their hurts, and the other person says, Let me know what I can do for you, and then walks away. Nothing happens. the hurting person is still hurting. The other person has forgotten all about the conversation before the day is over.
Unfortunately we live in a society like this today. No one seems to care. No one wants to get involved. No one likes talking about serious things with a friend.
Let me share a parable with you:
A man is driving along a curvy road and loses control of his car. He goes over the embankment and crashed into a tree. The car is starting to catch on fire. Another man comes by and sees the car. He shouts, Let me know what I can do to help.
What is that parable telling us? It is saying that we need to take action and do it now.
That leads up to another parable by a man much more saintly than I am. Our own Jesus Christ.
There was a man who was walking along on a road to Jerusalem. It was a dangerous road. There were many robbers and thieves who attack there.
The man was attacked by thieves. They beat him, and tore off all of his clothes. They left him there to die.
A priest came walking by and saw the man. He went to the other side of the road to avoid the man. Another man came by, and he also crossed to the other side to avoid the man.
Then a Samaritan came by and felt pity for the man. He went to help him. He bandaged his wounds, took him to the nearest Inn and cared for him while he recovered.
He even told the Innkeeper to keep track of any monies the man owed and he would come back and pay all of it.
Which person are you? Would you cross to the other side of a road to avoid a hurting person? Would you tell them, Let me know what I can do,” but keep going?
Reach out to the downtrodden. Help those who suffer. Be a good Samaritan. You will be happy you did and so will God.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all..never, ever, give up!