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Figuring out how to live out God’s call to make disciples and love our neighbors is something I think about often. In my little neighborhood I daily see the extremes of deep poverty and homelessness and the excesses of wealth and secular individualism. I know all of these people — the rich and the poor — are loved by God. All of these people need Christ’s church. It is for this reason that today’s Gospel reading makes me uncomfortable. Read more...

Posted: Sun, Jul 3, 2022, Words: ~1900, Reading Time: 9 min

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Luke 10:25-37, to me, has always been a parable about a person who crossed cultural divides to serve and love another. My understanding of the parable of the “Good Samaritan” prior to this week was focused on my call as a Christian to serve others in need and not walk past them; plan and simple. This week, however, I am left with additional points of focus. Through _Short Stories_1 I have been lead to explore the effect the parable would have on me if I identified with the victim instead of the Samaritan. Read more...

Posted: Sun, Oct 4, 2015, Words: ~700, Reading Time: 3 min