Thought for the Week – 14.6.22

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Which of the three acted like a neighbour? The one who was kind to him (Luke chapter 10: 36,37)

The so called “parable of the Good Samaritan” is among the best known loved Bible stories.

It is the story Jesus told of the man who was mugged on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho. Two passers-by, did just that – they passed by on the other side. Perhaps the holy men would have been expected to behave differently. Then the foreigner came along, the one unlikely, in the minds of many, to help – but he did.

The Samaritan took time, bathed the wounds with oil and wine, and took the man to the inn and paid for him to stay.

The story has brought the phrase ‘Good Samaritan’ into everyday use whenever there’s an unexpected act of kindness – whether random, the outworking of faith, or humanitarian response.

These little acts of love and kindness really do make the world go round, and perhaps you will receive such loving kindness this week – or perhaps you will ‘go and do likewise’ and help a neighbour near or far.

Be blessed – and be a blessing.

Rev Donald McCorkindale, Strontian, Morvern and Ardgour Parish Churches.