The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the most beautiful and imaginative stories in the Bible. Until you have to put it into practice! Because what if I don’t have the time? Do I dare? Should we apply this story of Jesus to the many migrants who have been in distress during a dangerous crossing? And what about people who, at least partly through their own fault, got into trouble? Jesus does not give a direct answer to all questions, but he does show how our basic attitude as followers of Him could and should be: standing still, looking with compassion, not asking too many questions, and above all: making the need of the other person his or her most important characteristic.
Pastor of this weekend: Wouter Blesgraaf SJ