(25-37) The Parable of the Good Samaritan
It’s important to note how the Samaritan took care of the robbed and beaten man. He didn’t just throw a robe on him and dump him in the care of some hotel owner. The Samaritan halted his journey and took the time to wash and bind the man’s wounds, then he put him on his own animal and took him to an inn. For some time, he took care of him at the inn, and then he paid the innkeeper and promised to pay for the remainder of the man’s stay upon his return. We don’t applaud the Samaritan as “good” because he stopped. There are many people who stop to gossip and gawk, shake heads and wag fingers, when they see someone in trouble. But the Samaritan stopped to help, and he helped with all his heart.
(38-42) Martha and Mary
Above the things we can do for Him or give Him, Christ wants us. He wants our attention, our time, and our focus to be on Him. Sitting at His feet and listening to Him through prayer, Bible reading, and worship, is one of the best ways that we can serve Him.
Favorite verse: (37) He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”