Tag: Good Samaritan
February 5, 2022
What Andy Stanley said.I listened to Andy Stanley last Sunday and was jolted by an interpretation he gave on Jesus’ teaching. Stanley is a remarkable apologist.
Jesus tangled often with the religious authorities. On one occasion Jesus accused them of loading people up with the burden of their religious rules, but not lifting a finger … More “Is it possible to be good, without doing any good?”
November 16, 2019
MARY ANN has had chronic pain for 30 years. Several lower back surgeries, neck fusion, fibromyalgia, RA (rheumatoid arthritis). On top of all this, she has to take oxygen all the time, and a C-PAP at night to help her sleep apnea. She has suffered more than anyone else I know.
In the past two … More “MA: One tough lady with a shoulder replacement.”
July 27, 2019
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Inspired by friends Kevin and Dorota. • Jesus defined two sides of loving. • Who is my neighbor? • What about today?
I RECEIVED AN EMAIL TODAY FROM FRIENDS KEVIN AND HIS WIFE DOROTA. It was an appeal for money to support a young nurse in her education. It was … More “Two sides of loving.”
April 8, 2019
Last Sunday after church and lunch at a Mexican restaurant, I drove past a broken-down car with the owner, a young woman, sitting on the ground with a grubby child by a flat tire. The contents of her trunk were strewn in the dirt. She was speaking on her cell phone.
I thought about stopping. … More “I was an uncertain Samaritan”
June 12, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The Good Samaritan story in brief. • A modern-day example of helping someone not like us.
One of my favorite stories of Jesus is the Good Samaritan. A man was beaten and left for dead in a pitiless desert on the way to Jericho. Two leaders of the Jewish church … More “Helping someone to hope – in Mexico”
June 19, 2015
Refugees, the nowhere people: Robyn, my niece, is 33 years old and a fashion designer, married to a Brit, and living in London. She has a sense of compassion for the suffering, and she speaks up when she has a concern. Robyn shared on Facebook a video about refugees in Syria, and this got me … More “Refugees: The Nowhere People.”
May 29, 2015
Inspiring Stories – This article is dedicated to Garland and Sylvianna, who are featured below and are also getting married this coming Saturday. Congratulations!
Praying is good. Offering tangible help is good. Praying is easy. Offering and providing tangible help is harder. The following are some inspiring recent examples of tangible help that have come … More “Inspiring Stories: Praying versus Offering Tangible Help”
September 29, 2013
Last Saturday morning I received a request to help a neighbor.Well, not exactly a neighbor in my subdivision, but an acquaintance that I know from a home Bible study. First of all, the recent week of rain in New Mexico broke the worst two-year drought on record. Moreover, it caused caused local flooding. It was … More “Who is my Neighbor?”
August 2, 2013
I was flying Southwest from Houston back to ABQ after a challenging all-day course I presented on the shale-gas revolution to a large Oil and Gas company. Waiting at the departure gate I looked up from my laptop to see an elderly man, tall and very thin, with untidy hair and poorly dressed, who was … More “The Man in the Seat Next to Me”
June 29, 2012
I was in Walmart last week, perusing the checkout lines to see which was the shortest. I had one item, just one…..a small alarm clock. Small so I can take it when I travel. Just one item….only $5.42. I was in a hurry, and pre-occupied trying to solve a problem about permeability in a coalbed … More “I was a bad Samaritan”