The familiar story has become known as the parable of the Good Samaritan. This is a story Jesus told to answer the lawyer’s question, “Who is my neighbor?” And the answer is: The one who is injured and abused by thieves. What does it look like to BE a neighbor? What actions of the Samaritan represent “neighborliness”?
Think of this story in the context of our global economy and the labor market. Who are our neighbors? Who are currently being injured and abused by the global economy? What would “helping them” look like?
Help is costly. When have you avoided helping your oppressed neighbor because you wanted to save your resources?
There is no devotional for Sunday, March 22, 2015