For Christians and non-Christians alike… we are all human, and we all hurt sometimes.
This morning I was reading the story about the “Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37), and I wanted to know what things we can learn from it. This really stood out to me:
“There are many who err, and who feel their shame and their folly. They look upon their mistakes and errors until they are driven almost to desperation. These souls we are not to neglect….. Speak to him hopeful words, words that will establish confidence and awaken love.
Thy brother, sick in spirit, needs thee, as thou thyself hast needed a brother’s love.
He needs the experience of one who has been as weak as he, one who can sympathize with him and help him. The knowledge of our own weakness should help us to help another in his bitter need. Never should we pass by one suffering soul without seeking to impart to him the comfort wherewith we are comforted of God.”
This is from a book called Christ’s Object Lessons. I’m sure we can all do with compassion and love.
God bless, and may we each aspire to be a “good Samaritan” to those we meet.