Joe has a friend named Mark. Mark was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. Joe held a fundraiser at the tavern he owns to help out with some costs that Mark is facing as he battles cancer. Nick, a friend of Joe's, attended the fund raiser. Nick was wearing a Blackhawk's shirt that says "Hockey Fights Cancer". Joe saw the shirt and pointed it out to Mark and his parents. As the evening came closer to the end, Nick pulled Joe aside and asked if Mark was a Blackhawk's fan. Joe replied that Mark was a huge Blackhawk's fan. Nick asked Joe to grab one of the shirts from behind the bar for him. Joe did. Nick took the shirt off his back and gave it to Mark. Mark loved the shirt!
This story makes me proud. Nick is my son!
Luke 10: 29-37
But because he wanted to justify himself, he (the scholar) said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise, a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, "Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back. Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers' victim? He (the scholar) answered, "The one who treated him with mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise.”
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