Let­ter of the Week

My own Sa­mar­i­tans

Halifax Courier - - This Week In Court -

On the last lap of my walk home from church on Sun­day lunchtime, I had a bad fall over a large stone dis­lodged from the wall, and ly­ing across the pave­ment. It sent me sprawl­ing across the pave­ment un­able to get up. Across the road was a young man, get­ting out of a car and he im­me­di­ately came across to help. He called his mother to as­sist in get­ting me onto my feet again. Then he put the stone back on the wall that it had ob­vi­ously come from. They took me into their home, his mother treated the badly cut knee, and calmed me with a cup of warm, sweet tea. Af­ter rest­ing a while, I made to go home but her son said “I’d bet­ter take you along in my car and see you safely in­doors,” which he did. Next day I called the district nurse who told me to rest with my leg raised, be­cause my sys­tem had had a bad shock! To­day as I rest, the thought oc­curred to me that this story is very sim­i­lar to the story Je­sus told of the Good Sa­mar­i­tan, which is just as rel­e­vant in mod­ern day Brighouse.

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