Everything we do is motivated by an Agenda. Almost always, the core of that Agenda is the pursuit of Life – identity, significance, fulfillment. Although it seems that there is an endless number of possible Agendas, in reality, there are only two – mine and God’s.
So, What About The Good Samaritan? – Part 2
So, what connection can we make between a story addressed to an unbeliever, and our responsibility as believers? Well . . . we can conclude that, “We reflect God’s character (love our neighbor) by showing mercy to those whom we encounter who are in need.”
So, What About The Good Samaritan? – Part 1
Doesn't Jesus' story of The Good Samaritan indicate that we should generally be loving to everyone we can? The short answer is, "Yes." But I think the model presented is somewhat different than the efforts we see carried out in the name of redeeming our culture.
But Won’t They Know We Are Christians By Our Love?
But still, doesn't the Bible say that "they will know that we are Christians by our love"? I mean, the dominant theme in Christianity today is our "responsibility" to engage the social issues of our culture. It's how we prove we care and validate the Gospel, right?