Categories: HomiliesPublished On: October 5th, 2020Tags: , 318 words9.6 min read

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The Good Samaritan

The parable of the Good Samaritan is so well known. We have heard it from the time we are very young. We have also heard many different people explain this parable. A priest and a Levite all walk past the victim lying injured on the ground. Why? This is the point in the story where we need to be sensitive to what is happening inside our minds. Are we starting to harbor judgmental ideas? We would never walk by a victim lying hurt on the side of the road, right?

Until you been in the situation you cannot honestly answer. What you think you might do is based on the comfort of where you are right now. Are you reading this with a cup of coffee? Then it would be easy to say yes I would help. But if you were walking past that victim in a situation where your life might be in jeopardy if you helped him, would you? What are you willing to sacrifice to help someone you do not know? Just a year ago if you knew CPR you might have an issue of executing mouth to mouth resuscitation. What do you do now that we wear a mask?

Until you are in the situation you must always be aware that first you do not know how you would act so do not judge others. Second, the victim is a human being needing help. What could you sacrifice? The question is getting more complex all the time. It is important to think this scenario through before it happens to you or you may end just walking by.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Fr Ed Anderson
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St. Joseph Church – Rice Lake
Holy Trinity – Haugen
St. John the Evangelist – Birchwood
Our Lady of Lourdes – Dobie

Fr Ed Anderson