Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

A Modern-Day Compassionate Samaritan

A couple of weeks ago, I preached a sermon on the time when Jesus was confronted by a lawyer. This expert in the religious law was asking about eternal life, but what he was really doing was testing Jesus. Trying to draw him out in order to discredit him. As part of Jesus' response, he told a story.

A parable.

About what love and compassion look like.

From an unexpected person.

Here is an example of what it would look like today (RSS readers may have to click-through to view the video):

After this video was posted by I Like Giving, a giving campaign designed to help others live generously, Mark's sister saw it online. Although she hadn't seen her brother in almost twenty years, she took Mark in and now takes care of him.

(HT: Joe Carter)

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