April 11, 2017

The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-29

A Collection of Attitudes

Life Application Bible NIV

Who was the wounded man?

—To the expert in the law, he was a subject to discuss.

—To the robbers, he was someone to use and exploit.

—To the religious man, he was a problem to be avoided.

—To the Innkeeper, he was a customer to serve for a fee

—To the Samaritan, he was a human being worth being cared for and loved

—To Jesus, all of them were worth dying for.

When the Holy Spirit moves into our hearts, he

Replaces With
Fear Hope
Desperation Peace
Selfishness Selflessness
Revenge Forgiveness
Judgment Love
Stinginess Generosity
Hard hearts Hearts yielded to the Lord
Blindness Kindness

Miscellaneous Quotes on Kindness

Before opening your mouth to speak, ask yourself 3 questions about what you are about to say:
Is it true?  Is it kind?  Is it necessary?
Uncertain origin

It is not genius, nor glory, nor love that reflects the greatness of the human soul;  it is kindness.
Henri Dominique Lacordaire)

Be kind and compassionate to one another forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32

Be kind.  Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
John Watson (a.k.a. Ian McLaren)

People who overlook little slights and keep reaching out to help one another with acts of kindness will have very little problem maintaining harmonious relationships.
Richard Strauss

Kind words are the music of the world.  They have a power that seems to be beyond natural causes, as though they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come back to earth.
Author Unknown

Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them.
Kindness, I have discovered, is everything in life.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Kindness can be its own motive.  We are made kind by being kind.
Eric Hoffer