What have you done for others?
This question remind me of the parable “The Good Samaritan“. Which is essentially the essence message of what I’ve been writing for more than two years now on my blog; Consider Others.
“You have not yet begun to live until you can rise above the narrow confines of your own concerns to the broader concerns of society.” – MLK
As many of us go about our daily lives we begin to get complacent. We watch people who are in need and/or are hurting on the side of the road of life as we cross to the other side. What is appalling is that some of these people are Christians, I mean priests and Levites.
So often we seek sanctuary within the four walls of the church instead of taking that sanctuary beyond the four walls of the church. What will happen to The Church if The Church is not concern about the people in and out of it?
You may say that “I have to get my own house in order, before I can help anyone else.” That may be true, but if that’s your response to society then you have accepted the foreclosed mentality of the priest and Levite who left the man on the side of the road. It’s not me. I have things to do, places to be, business to take care of. I don’t have time to be concerned about someone else. Let someone else help them.
What if everyone took that same attitude? That person on the side of the road of life would be left for dead waiting for you to rescue them.
What if that was you? Who’s willing to take a risk for humanity? Who’s willing to show their concern for others? Who is my neighbor?