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00417 - Good Samaritan

The story of the Good Samaritan, found in Luke 10:25-37, teaches us valuable lessons about love, compassion, and genuine, neighbourly care. Luke 10:37 highlights the key lesson from this parable: ‘The man replied, 'The one who showed him mercy.' Then Jesus said, 'Yes, now go and do the same.’' (TLB)

Jesus uses the Good Samaritan as an example of true love and kindness. Despite the cultural and religious differences between the Samaritan and the wounded man, the Samaritan showed compassion and went above and beyond to help him.

He took tangible steps to meet the man's needs, providing care, comfort, and finances. This challenges us to consider how we can demonstrate love to those around us, seeking practical opportunities to serve and support others. What would you do? Could you be a Samaritan to someone on your street, at the supermarket or within your wider family this week?

Quote Grace is the exhibition of support even when you don’t agree with the person's belief.


Father, help me help others when prompted by you, even if I don’t like them. Amen.

Action Point

Determine who you can help and what you can do, even if you disagree with their lifestyle.

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(TLB) The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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