Luke 10: 33 “But a Samaritan…was moved with pity.”

Samaritans were half-castes.   Half Jewish and half gentile.  Samaritans were despised by both races.  So, it is the most despised man, a man who is not driven by Law or self-importance who shows mercy and compassion.   He is not concerned that the wounded man might be a Jew, not concerned that robbers might still be around.  He sees a need and he fills it immediately.  He binds the man’s wounds and puts him on his donkey.  Here is faith, not just in word, but in action.  He sees a fellow human being in need and he fills the need.  He embraces the wounded man and risks it all on this man.  May we reach out to those in need.  Amen.