If you haven't read it in a while, this is a powerful lesson that could literally change the world. Ah but perhaps you are busy today. No matter ... spend a few moments reading Luke 10: 25-27. I promise it will be worth your while.

So these are some thoughts I had ...

Being a neighbor is a choice ... having nothing to do with the block we live on.

Religion can get in the way of goodness and mercy. Religion can make the hands and feet of Christ stumble to the other side of the road from folks who need us most. So ... go for relationship over religion.

The best thing to give a wounded person ...

                   the bandages of kindness

                    the oil of compassion

                     the refuge of love.

Your turn ... what are your thoughts on this parable?