I’m sure, given a blame-everyone-help-no one mentality, that is more than creeping these days, the linked story below will raise alarm…How could you help this man? Do you realize how many Good Samaritans get murdered or rape…usually both in reverse order? Why isn’t he responsible? Why doesn’t he do something for himself. Why doesn’t he pull himself up by his own bootstraps?
[With no cognition that some people lack bootstraps and boots….hmmmm]
Heard it, you have too I wager. But. Hopefully when we read this story, we’ll think about ourselves and those in our life, and yes, on the edges, and maybe to meet for the first time tomorrow and embody this: MAY MY WILLINGNESS TO UNDERSTAND BE STRONGER THAN MY NEED TO JUDGE….
After reading this…please do even if you’ve seen it before. Hold a mirror and answer, “How am I?” And then. Turn the mirror into a window and look beyond yourself to see how you can bring a smile and not a smirk, how you can make for the good in someone. Perhaps someone you meet on an airplane, or in a fishing boat, or having coffee in a hotel lobby. Wherever. You helping is God at work. You not helping is vanishing God for the other in that moment.
Please. To me as well as you. Don’t vanish God!