But A Certain Samaritan
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a 4-year-old child whose next-door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who recently had lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."
- A Self Confident Question
- A) he question was asked to trap Jesus
- Counter Question
- A) The question was asked in honesty to cause the lawyer to think
- A Justifying Question
- A) The question was asked to justify a lack of love
- A Condemning Question
- A) The question was asked to prick the heart
- A Compassionate Command
- A) The command was personal
- B) The command was continual
- C) The command was to activity
Jesus asked the legal mind to determine which of the three to be a neighbor? He then commanded him less like the priest and the Levite and to be more like the certain Samaritan. Perhaps, God would ask you and I today which of the three are we most like?