Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010: (Good Samaritan)
Jesus said: “My people, not many years ago, everyone knew all of their neighbors by name. Today, there is so much mobility in people moving to different houses and your lifestyles are so busy that it is hard to find time to know your neighbors. Many people feel more independent and it is not always necessary to help your neighbor who lives close to you. If you define neighbor as one who is in need of physical or financial help, this could even include poor areas around the world. You could be giving charity to your local food shelf or to mission agencies to help the poor abroad. You may be in a position to help someone now, but if you had something happen to your house, you could also be in need of help at another time. By being gracious to your neighbor now, you may have the favor returned in the future. You can also pray for the poor in spirit and those who are facing disasters. When you focus more on looking out for opportunities to help people, be open to share what you have with others.”