The Parable of the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25-37 is one of the most famous of Jesus’ parables. Artists have been inspired to create masterpieces reflecting the impact of the story, like the one here by Vincent Van Gogh. The parable was Jesus’ answer to a question posed to him about what it meant to love God and to love one’s “neighbor.” All too often, this parable and has simplistically interpreted causing us to miss the depth of the life-changing message found in discovering what it really means to “love your neighbor as yourself.” I hope the sermon from this morning titled “My Neighbor Is Who???” is helpful in our quest to better understand God, His love for us, and the challenge and cost of what it might mean to truly “love my neighbor.” If you didn’t get to hear the sermon, you really should. Download it to your ipod and listen to it on your way to work or during your workout… or play it on your computer while you’re doing laundry or working on the car. You’ll be glad you did.
I also want to remind you that if you’d like to be a part of the larger movement in Castle Rock related to this “Neighboring” project that I mentioned this morning, you can sign up here at the Denver Metro page. If you want to know more about “The Art of Neighboring” movement, have a look here.
See you next time! – Joe