Luke 10:25-37 My Neighbor
There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”
What must I do? What is written in the law? A woman I know recently witnessed a horrible accident. It occurred in a pretty famous water park parking lot. Two crewmen were preparing to tow a car. One guy was driving the tow truck. The other was directing him. Something went seriously wrong and the tow truck began to push the disabled car into another car; the man directing the entire thing was nearly crushed by the two cars.
The woman who witnessed it went over to the water park employee and said to him, “Maybe you should let the owner of the damaged car know what happened. Maybe you could announce the license plate over the PA system.” The young man said, “I’m sorry ma’am but we’re not allowed to do that.” The woman couldn’t believe what she was hearing. “Why?” she asked. The young man said, “Well, we don’t want to give anyone the impression that we are responsible for what happens in the parking lot.”
I’m not breaking any laws. I’m doing what I’m told to do. I’m good.
Let the Lord be your neighbor, and only then will you be a good neighbor to everyone else.