But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’
The good Samaritan is the good neighbor. He doesn’t mind his own business, keep to himself, or keep his head down… he makes a difference in the lives of the hurting. He attends to the immediate need that he had come across, binding his wounds, and then provides for the man’s continued care. He didn’t have to invite the man to come to his house or change his entire life, it just took a little time to care and share the blessings God had given him. If you want to make a difference, simply do the same.