Just as neither the Levite nor the priest needs to rush by the wounded traveler, we do not need to ignore our own emotional or physical pain. Rather, we can stop and acknowledge our suffering and ask for help in restoring the wounded parts of ourselves to life. We can respond to our wounds with mercy. Be a good Samaritan to yourself.
—Angela D. Schaffner, Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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“What do you think? Which one of these three was a neighbor to the man who encountered thieves?”
Then the legal expert said, “The one who demonstrated mercy toward him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
—Luke 10:36-37 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Search me and make me teachable.
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