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Who do they think you are?

Who are you?

They see your profile picture; they know your name.

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Yes, but who are you?

They read your status updates; they watch, like, friend, follow, share, subscribe.

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But still, who are you?

What do you let them see: your Facebook friends, your Instagram followers, your Snapchatters and your Youtube subscribers? Who do they think you are?
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Read Luke 10:25-37

So, who are you?

Are you walking down the road, minding your own business, being set upon by robbers and left for dead? Are you hurting, needy, desperate, angry, too weak even to call out for help?
Are you failing, are you struggling to cope, are you afraid? Are you weary, hungry, naked, under attack? Have you forgotten where to turn for help?

Are you working with the robbers, stripping others of everything they have, taking it for yourself? Are you greedy for praise, are you selfish with your time, are you stamping over other people in your desire to succeed? Have you forgotten who you’re serving? Are you basking in the admiration of others? Are you lazy, taking the rewards that are due to other people?

Are you the priest who no one sees walking past on the other side of the road, ignoring the man who needs help? Are you careful to do the work which other people will see and careless about the work that only God will see? Are you quick to post and slow to respond?

Are you the Levite, set apart from others, who thinks he is too special to get his hands dirty in this situation? Do you set boundaries on what you’re willing to do, on how you’re prepared to serve? Are you more eager to speak online than to listen?

Are you the Samaritan, who no one expects much from, who doesn’t care about his reputation, who just sees someone in need and helps? Are you there with comforting, sustaining words? Are you free with your prayers? Will you step into someone’s life and give them what they need, without asking questions? Will you love them without expecting anything in return?

Who are you?

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Who do they think you are?

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”