Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Good Samaratin

We have arrived at the letter G this week in the ABC WEDNESDAY round.  My G word is Good Samaritan.

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"?




Trubes said...

I don't think I can be a Good Samaritan today, but yes I would certainly go to help somebody needing assistance,
That's a great scheme helping troubled boys by working with horses on a ranch. I hope they manage to turn some troubled lives around, Good Samaritans indeed!
Happy weekend,
Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

We always hope we're not the others, passing by the one in need.


Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

HI SIS! Thanks so much for including me in your post for Good Samaritan. I feel honored. Love you and glad to get back to the land of reliable electric and wi-fi! Now if I can just figure out how to get my pictures to load lol!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like to think that I would not pass without helping, even if to make a call to the proper authorities.

Reader Wil said...

I hope I can be a Good Samaritan, but it is sometimes dangerous, as the victim can fake his situation and attack you if you come to rescue him. Nowadays we phone the police and an ambulance, and we stay with the injured person till help came.
Thanks for your post, Ann.
Wil, ABCW.

Theresa said...

Great post and makes us all think, what can we do to be a Good Samaratin! Thank you for sharing with me! HUGS!

Marie said...

Wonderful "G" post! Being a Good Samaritan is always priceless and wonderful!

Annesphamily said...

There are so many things we can do by just looking around. Today there was a bag and note on my front door. Someone is collecting shoes for the needy and will return tomorrow to pick them up. I know there is a young man who went to Africa and started giving shoes to kids without them. There is a shoe company involved in that too. FOr each pair of shoes oyu buy t=from them they donate a pair to a child in need. :-)

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