Do you realize that you have all you need to be great in God’s kingdom?
We need no sophisticated degree or specialized skill-set, no advanced certification or impressive résumé. Jesus told the Good Samaritan parable because the lawyer got too nuanced in his thinking—leading him to miss to mark.
Rather, we simply need a heart of compassion so we might be the kind of neighbour God has called us to be. That’s how we achieve greatness.
In his sermon on that indelible passage, Chuck Swindoll returns us to the basics of our faith—loving our neighbours as we love ourselves, no matter their social status, language, or skin colour.