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Go and Do Likewise

March is like a month full of interesting days.  Today is Good Samaritan Involvement Day.  A day that encourages people to step out and help others. To get out of the shadows and get involved in people’s lives.  That’s good great!

But the story behind this day is incredibly interesting.  Obviously, we all know the original story that Jesus told as he answered the question ‘Who is my neighbor?’.  This day, however, was created to remember a day, or a night, that occurred back in 1964.  I guess it’s really the anti-pattern of being a Good Samaritan.  You have probably heard about this event – a murder of a girl on the streets on New York that occurred while 38 people watched and didn’t help.  You can read the full story here.

So today, let’s be reminded of our duty to help others.

[Jesus said]  36“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

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