The Good Samaritan
A man was robbed and left to die by his assailants,
He laid there, ignored by some who saw but simply passed by,
Then a Samaritan with a good and compassionate heart,
Tenderly bound up his wounds with healing oil and wine,
And thoughtfully took him to the inn on his beast.
If I should meet someone in my hard and fast life,
Totally alienated, discouraged and deeply wounded;
Would I hastily respond to care him as my own? –
with a kindly deed and word that will ease his pain?
Or would I choose to pass him by and turn the other way?
How would I act, what would I do, if this occurs today?
If I should hear of some great need in a land unfamiliar,
With different race, religion, culture, color or creed,
Would I humanely step over the ancient bloodline of separation? –
and get involved in their lives and love them as my neighbors?
Or would I refrain myself to get out of my comfort zone?
How would I act, what would I do, if this call comes to me today?
O God, I want a compassionate heart ignited by your love,
In a time when many are wearied and need help to survive,
Let me be like a little mirror reflecting love from above,
Willing to show mercy, no matter the risk or reward,
To save lives with compassion like the Good Samaritan!
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