top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureAllison Wilcox

The Road to Conshohocken

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” ~ Luke 10:29-37




"Who is my neighbor?" the lawyer asked.


And Jesus replied: “A man was hitchhiking from Philadelphia to Conshohocken and fell into the hands of gang members, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a Catholic Priest was driving down that road; and when he saw him, he kept driving. Likewise a Baptist minister, when he drove by the place and saw him, hurried on his way. Next a Lutheran seminarian drove by, saw him, and then kept going. 


But a Muslim student while traveling drove by; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and cleaned and bandaged his wounds. Then he put him in his car and brought him to an nearby hospital, and stayed with him while the doctors tended to him.  Then, knowing the man had no insurance, gave the hospital his credit card and said: 'Pay for all of his bills with this.' Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the gang members?” The lawyer said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”



Who am I Lord? Help me to be one who shows mercy to all. Amen

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page