Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Good Christian...

“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Good Christian, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. The Good Christian yelled to the man, “Do you want to accept Jesus as your savior?” The man groaned… but gave no answer. “I said, do you want to accept Jesus as your savior?”

The man passed out from the pain he was in and due to loss of blood.
“Oh well, I would help you but first you must sit through my Chick Tracts and my let me walk you through the 4 spiritual laws… and…”

The man bled to death in front of him…

Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?

Lord, help me to be a good neighbor and not just a good Christian...


mountainguy said...

Excellent post!!

iggy said...

One thing I want to note is that I am not against sharing the Gospel... I am not against the "bullhorn guy" in the way that if God is calling someone to preach in such a fashion I say do it with gusto! I am only trying to say that one must use wisdom in a situation and follow what God would do. Have you ever noticed that in the story of Good Sam he never "preaches" anything?

Jesus also mentions even a drink of water given in His name is not forgotten... or that sometimes we may not even know that the person we are helping is "Jesus" in some form.

Be open to what God is doing in a person and meet that person there..