The Good Samaritan receives it's phrase from the story that Jesus told in the gospel about the stranger laying at the side of the rode beaten and robbed and left for dead. He was passed up by a Priest and a Levite before he was helped by a Samaritan. The Samaritans were despised by the Jews at the time and it took great courage for him to approach the stranger and to aid in his situation. I'm sure many know the parable how the Samaritan took him to a town, paid for his treatment and came back to check on him thereafter.
I have thought about this often, how would I react to such a situation. Would I cross the highway to help a stranger? I pray I would.
I have passed this Good Samaritan Ranch many times traveling to the country to see relatives. It is situated in Southern Missouri and I have often seen boys working with the horses and working the ranch.
It is such a beautiful setting, large white fence bordering the entire property. I'm so thankful there are places like this for our troubled young boys.
My sister just returned from Africa, where her and her husband spent a month working with orphans and children in need.
What can you and I do today to be that "GOOD SAMARITAN"?
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