Friday, June 7, 2019

The Good Samaritan Story Updated


The Good Samaritan story ending as a continuous beginning.

Luke 10:36 Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ 37 He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.

Go and do in the Greek language are present imperative verbs meaning continuous action in the present. This does not translate well into English. Therefore we need a new mind, metanoia, to begin thinking and acting in this way. Some already are without knowing about the Greek verb, others may need the Greek verb to move into action. And here is an update for those living in the state of Iowa. 

The Good Samaritan ending as a huge beginning. Are you ready? From the Des Moines Register editorial

“If we see people bleeding, we send every available paramedic, ambulance and physician. When people are emotionally bleeding, they tend to get ignored or discounted.”
This observation by Bruce Buchanan, president and CEO of Compass Clinical Associates in Des Moines, resonates with anyone who has struggled with mental illness or tried to find help for a family member who is struggling. 
Iowa has a long way to go in creating a system of care that works for people. …"


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