thought for the day.
It is the despised Samaritan who turns out to be the hero. This parable demonstrates that it is not status, colour, creed, or gender that makes a person good. A good person is someone who treats every single person - even an enemy - with compassion.
We may look down on people, thinking they are not as good as us when, in fact, they may be kinder than we are. We erect barriers between ourselves and those who are different from us, but we should - as the Good Samaritan did - treat everyone as our neighbour.
Terri Whitaker, terripwhitaker@ gmail.com