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“The Good Samaritan” by French artist Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)

Photo post by @georgebost.

Source: “The Good Samaritan” by French artist Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)

I enjoy this parable. It should raise questions about what I do for others and how, when I do right , my life is enriched. It is a spiritual richeness that can make each day Christmas, rather than one day a year.

Several years ago, I heard a sermon that explained how the first two people who passed by may have felt they had to do so based on their understanding of certain laws. The Samaritan did not feel he was and stopped to care for someone in need.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

10 responses »

  1. The feeling you get when helping someone in need is very special.

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  2. My husband and I were just talking about maintaining that feeling of Christmas every day instead of frenetically embracing it once a year. Merry Christmas, Ivon! 😉 xoM

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  3. I like this parable too. Nurses in some states still work under a law called The Samaritan Law. It protected us if we stopped at a perhaps a car crash and administered emergency care to victims. I used it and helped a 16 year old to walk again 18 months later. Hugs, Barbara

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  4. A wonderful parable and beautiful painting on the link. Thanks for sharing the way we can all celebrate Christmas every day, Ivon. Christmas Blessings to you and yours. 🙂

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  5. Leading with the heart is rarely a poor decision. Merry Christmas to you, Ivon!

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