Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

3/15/2007

If I do not stop



Jesus told the now famous story of The Good Samaritan in which two religious leaders (a priest and a Levite) pass by a man who thieves beat and left for dead. The man was cared for instead, by a Samaritan, who would have been expected not to crae for an Israeli. Famed Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. has written this about the people in Jesus' parable:
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

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1 Comments:

  • At 3/15/2007 10:03 PM, Blogger Robin D. said…

    Character is measured many ways. I believe that actions over retoric are one way to tell someone's character.

    I also think that another's actions should not dictate your response, but instead your response should be based on you own core beliefs regardless of how you are treated.

     

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