I was very encouraged this morning when I got to this passage.
Luke 10:33 — Luke 10:37
But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
We all know this story I mean it’s made it into mainstream. Not the story itself but the phrase “Good Samaritan.” You hear it on the news, you might see it on Facebook, be a good Samaritan. I believe it goes deeper than that. I think it has a lot to do with what do you value. I said in my last post” I value you” this is a very big deal, if people don’t feel valued they’re not going to give a hoot about what you have to say.
It’s going to be very difficult to be a Good Samaritan if you don’t value people. If the Samaritan didn’t value people, he wouldn’t have stopped and helped the man who got beat up and left for dead. (my opinion)
I think many times we forget the importance of valuing people.
I have been studying to be a life coach. You cannot be a coach unless you value people. Don’t get me wrong I can still be a coach I just won’t be a very good one. I would like to think personally that I do a pretty good job of valuing people.
I was reminded this weekend that I don’t do as good in that area as I think I do.
I have blind spots and they were pointed out. I have things to work on and that’s a good thing.
Something to think about……..Does the value we place on ourselves have anything to do with the value we place on others?
I have a question for you. Ask your friends, ask your loved ones, do you feel valued?
Martina McBride wrote a song once and one of the lyrics said. “I know you can hear me, but I am not sure you are listening.” Whatever you say is the song
How many times to you hear someone talk to you but you don’t listen to what they are actually saying? You literally cant wait for them to stop talking so you can jump in and say what you want to say?