Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Does It Matter?
Again tonight, I post a video about Jesus' Parable of the Good Samaritan. Unlike last night, this one is not a dramatization. It was sent to me by a colleague, Laura Godard. The gentleman speaking was the minister of the church her family attended when they lived in England. This clip is not long, less than two minutes, but it makes a powerful point. The three who passed by the victim could not tell by visual or verbal clues if he was one of us or one of them. I tell my classes that it should never be who deserves our help but who needs our help. Our circle of compassion should never be constructed on the basis of race, nationality, or social class. Red or yellow? Black or white? Male or female? Young or old? Rich or poor? Attractive or ugly? Educated or illiterate? It does not matter. It cannot matter. At least, it should not matter.
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Posted by Steve Hawley at 8:40 PM