A woman named Amy Sherman said the following about the Good Samaritan:
“It’s not like he stood on the other side of the road and threw canned goods and religious tracts at the guy. He crossed the road. He got up close and personal. He dirtied his own hands.”
Isn’t that a great visual?
Here, I know you’re hungry. I’m going to toss you a can of Great Value French Cut Green Beans, and a short reading on Jesus.
Just stay where you are. Really, it works best if we both remain in places we know.
Here it comes.
One, two, three.
Nice catch, friend. Jesus loves you!
Now, get ready for a can of stewed tomatoes and a fantastic, plastic cross bracelet.
I don’t want to hit people over the head with soup and God from a distance.
God, give us the strength to stop throwing canned goods and tracts and the courage to put one foot in front of another and walk across the street.