O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.... AND the story of the Good Samaritan (AKA the "go and do likewise" parable) so let's just call it ANOTHER one of my favorite Sundays in the church year.
Until next week! :)
Meanwhile, here's a great quote du jour ... (thanks to Robert Morrison.)
The test of worship is how far it makes us more sensitive to the "beyond in our midst," to the Christ in the hungry, the naked, the homeless, and the prisoner. Only if we are more likely to recognize him there after attending an act of worship is that worship Christian rather than a piece of religiosity in Christian dress.Let the people say "AMEN" ... and go and do likewise!
-- John A. T. Robinson in "Honest to God"