“…every moment is a vocational moment in which we may choose to follow or turn away from God’s vision for our lives in this place and time. Every moment’s encounter is a gift from God and an opportunity to make a difference to God and the world.” (p.130)
This quote from our reading this morning reminds me of words in a song I like: “Everything that we have, everything that we are, every moment is a blessing from above. It’s endless love that we breathe; it’s endless love that we receive. What has freely come, we now let freely go.”
Each moment is a gift from God, and today’s reading reminds us that we, like the Priest and the Levite and the Samaritan, decide what we shall do with the moments of our lives. Sometimes we are probably more like the ones who passed by the man hurt and left for dead. We are busy, or afraid, or find some very good reason why we cannot respond to the need. But then there are those times when we are like the Samaritan and we see the need and we sense God’s presence and we respond with that love that we have so freely received.
What are the moments in your life when you were the Good Samaritan?