What is the shape of love? In this scripture we are given a godly shape of love. Love looks like the Good Samaritan who bandages the wounds of the helpless. This story told by Jesus is perhaps the best known story of the Bible. Many people don’t even know what a Samaritan is, but the phrase, “The Good Samaritan” has become iconic. Hospitals, nursing homes, churches take on the name Good Samaritan, indicating the desire to bind up wounds, care for the weak, nurse the sick.
I love the encouragement to love others, to give… There’s a meaningful wrinkle to this story, however, most people miss. The lesser application of helping others, is awesome. But there is something more important.