Reflections: Too many are too busy to stop ‘for the one’. Don’t be like the priest or the Levite. Martin Luther King Jr said, “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” Jesus said we are to go and do likewise. One of the worst things about Christianity is that so many who call themselves Christians just talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. The Book of James tells us that “faith without works is dead.” Who do you know that you can go and show mercy to?
Prayers: Lord, forgive me for being too busy. Help me always have a margin in my life to stop for ‘the one’. Fill my heart with your mercy today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.