Caring people set aside prejudice, notice pain, provide and participate. Finally…
#5 Caring people do not POLITICIZE
Notice that on “the next day” when the Samaritan got ready to leave, he paid the “innkeeper” “two pence” and said, “Take care of him and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay you.” Not only did he care for the man, but he paid the bill!
Jesus is not stingy either. He is typified in this Samaritan. He paid our sin debt with His own life. I love the words of that old hymn, “Jesus paid it all! All to Him I owe! Sin had left a crimson stain (a bloody stain) He washed it white as snow!”
Jesus asks an easy question (Luke 10:36-37). Finishing the parable, Jesus turned to the lawyer and asked, “Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?”
The lawyer answered, “He that showed mercy [who cared] on Him.” Jesus responded, “Go and do likewise.”
If we want Jesus’ blessing, if we want to be a caring church, if we want to be the church we’ve always dreamed of, we must “go and do likewise.”