I was quite moved this week after hearing the first reading about Abraham's servitude again.
I know times were different back then, but could you imagine someone jumping to such generosity today? I mean, Abraham did not even have a conversation with the three men standing near his tent before requesting that they stay and let him serve them.
Today, sadly, most of us would probably keep our heads down or continue about our business, hoping we were not interrupted by someone we did not know.
Abraham's actions also rekindled a thought that was burning inside me since last week's Gospel. I've heard the famous Good Samaritan reading many times in my life, but as I read it last week, I realized that I generally see myself - and most Christians - as the Good Samaritan.
I reflected on that a lot this week.
I kept asking myself ... in that story, am I really most like the Good Samaritan? I came to the conclusion that most of the time, I am not. Instead, on average, I am more like the man on the side of the road.
Jesus is the Good Samaritan, and I need Him to come carry me.
He is, after all, the one that has paid our tab for eternity!
God Bless you.