Last night on the way home, I asked Andrew what he studied in his “Sunday School” classes. He replied they had a skit about the good Samaritan. I then questioned him about his part, was he the guy that beat up that poor man. He said, no I was the Samaritian, and his little 5 year old friend Sammy was the guy who beat him up. I think he did have a few bruises last night!
So, this morning, I decided to take a peek at that story again in Luke. It’s quite a simple story, and one that most of you know. In response to the question “who is my neighbor?”, Jesus tells a story of a man who is beat up, left for dead, past by and finally aided by a man who had no business doing it, for several reasons.
The part that always gets me about this story, beside that fact that the Samaritan had to overcome such prejudice to provide assistance, is Jesus’ last statement
37The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:37
Go and do likewise. Go and do. That’s a command. This is more then just a story for elementary children to act out. It’s a life lesson that we should be “acting out” everyday.
Today, go and do! Show Mercy, Love you neighbor, and make a difference!
Go and Do Likewise!