We can Transform the World.
Someone once asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” And Jesus told him this story: Heading down a road one day a man was surrounded by thieves, stripped, beaten and left for dead.
The 1st man, the priest, passed by on the other side of the road, leaving the fallen man behind.
The 2nd man, the Levite, passed by on the other side of the road, leaving the unclean man untouched.
But the 3rd man, the Samaritan, went near— bandaged his wounds, poured oil and wine, set the man upon his own animal and brought him to an inn. This 3rd man showed compassion— he paid the price for the wounded man to be healed and for his life to be restored.
Then Jesus asked, Which of these 3 was a neighbor to the man who had fallen among the thieves?
It was the 3rd man, the one who showed mercy. Jesus said, Go and do likewise.
Jesus paid the price for us and it is His love, grace and mercy that compels us. We are called to be both connected to and a connector of the Father’s love. His love does not discriminate, He sees no caste, color, financial or marital status or physical differences.
The Father’s love is a love that crosses the road, the state, the country, the world. It’s a love that crosses all barriers and boundaries regardless of the cost. It’s a love that draws near, touches the untouchable, bandages the broken and heals the sick. (See Luke 10:25-37 KNJV)
Beloved, the Kingdom of heaven is at hand! With Christ in us, and us in Him, wherever we go, He goes – and together we can shine His light and love across the earth, as it in heaven!