Two weeks ago in Hartford, Conn., an elderly man trying to cross the street was injured by a hit and run driver. The unbelievable thing was, a street camera caught people observing him lying in the street, and they just passed by and did nothing. It is incredible that others can see someone in need and feel no responsibility to help. But in about five minutes, someone finally stopped and gave assistance to this poor man. The story made headlines on several major TV and cable news shows, and it just proved how self-centered man has become.
In the Bible, Jesus told of a man who also suffered in the same way after he was attacked by muggers on a road to Jericho. That man was beaten, robbed, and left lying on the road, ignored by other travelers (Luke 10:30-35). But the lesson Jesus gave us from this account of the “Good Samaritan" is to not be self-centered, but to go and give help if you can, and where you can (Luke 10:36-37).
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