Hypocrite or Follower?
In the past few days, I have been contemplating the story of the Good Samaritan and the Passion of the Christ.
The religious folks walked away from their fellow, dying countryman. The outsider, the Samaritan, walked toward his avowed enemy, got down, dirty, and expended himself to take care for his enemy's wounds.
Jesus falls a third time. At great peril and risking her own personal safety, as well as her family's, Veronica brings Jesus a cup of water and wipes his bloody face. You can see the fear give way to courage as she touches the Messiah's face. His blood smears all over her hands and she wipes his face with a cloth. Will we follow Jesus' example?
In the end, we, as Christians, will be either rewarded for following the words of Jesus or cursed for being a hypocrite. Matthew 25:35:40
Simon and Veronica
Listen to this song:
The Motion of Mercy by Francessca Battestelli
Courageous by Casting Crowns
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