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Help ANYONE who is in need

Through today’s Gospel, Christ calls us to fulfil the role of the Good Samaritan and help ANYONE who is in need, regardless of societal barriers. This parable is an attack on non-involvement toward people in need. Time, money, inconvenience or fear of being sued are used as excuses. We are invited to have hearts of love for anybody who is hurting on any of the Jericho Roads of life. Jesus invites us to have a heart that overflows with love. Love knows no boundaries, and love demands no repayment. The way the beaten man is treated shows three of life’s philosophies: 1. What’s yours is mine — represented by the robbers. 2. What’s mine is mine — represented by the priest and Levite. 3. What’s mine is yours — represented by the Samaritan. What Jesus asks may disturb our world. In this parable, very pious, “holier than thou” folks have to wrestle with the possibility that the core of their spirituality or their livelihood will be ruined by one act of mercy. The Samaritan steps over that question with his stooping down and picking up. How willing are we to have our world turned upside-down? How willing are we to be disturbed or challenged? Do we so badly want to hear what Jesus says that we are willing to be changed dramatically?

Edward Finlayson

I'm simply a computer geek who has been in that industry for a couple of decades now and loves living in Brixham since moving here a little over ten years ago. I'm helping out with this site and will do all I can to make it successful. I have lots of fun ideas but I'm sure that you do to, so let's have them please... No, seriously let us know what you would like to see and the sorts of thing you want this site to be capable of doing (making coffee excluded, I've been trying to do that for years)

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