Samaritans & Refugees

Who is my neighbor?

Next Sunday, Christians all over the US will hear sermons about the “Good Samaritan” , because the assigned lectionary reading is from Luke 10:25-37.  But in an era of refugees, maybe we can look at the story a little differently.

Jesse Carey from the Christian publication Relevant reminds us:

This isn’t just a parable about helping someone in need: It’s about helping an “enemy” that even the so-called religious were unwilling to care for.

His essay on “The Parable of the Good Samaritan in an Era of Refugees” is worth a read – for pastors preparing for sermons, and for Christians everywhere.

samaritan refugees

The Samaritan gave all he had to save a person culture told him to hate.
Now it’s our turn to go and do likewise.

Check out http://lirs.org/ for practical ways you can support refugees, migrants, unaccompanied children, and asylum seekers around the world.

 

 

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