day 2724: Walk Like The Samaritan

“Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.”

Politics might be first in loving to watch someone lose more than loving watching someone win, but business has to be right there close with the same sentiments. Sumner Redstone, the founder of National Amusements, was famous for saying (and I generously paraphrase here as we are faith-driven blog after all), “The more time someone spends climbing the ladder the more and eventually all we see (and don’t appreciate having to see) is their backside.”  So, when they fall or slip a few rungs we seem to want to cheer for the fall, or at the least, ignore them and act as if we have no regrets for them.  It just happened.  Look at those who are reveling in the Softbank loss because of the write down of the We Work investment.  It happens all the time that those in economic distress that need us the most at the time, we let them slip, fall, and stay down, for whatever our own wrong reasons may be.

The Samaritan, the business guy of those who passed by the beaten and robbed (economically distressed) was the only one who stopped, helped him and then got him back on his feet literally and economically.  It was Jesus who told us this story.  It was Jesus who recognized the power of the business person who could assist and replace the economic loss of those taken advantaged of. It was the business person who could find his way above the customs and traditions.  You see where I am going?  It is us who can make the difference all around us,m everyday, if we only choose to walk like the Samaritan.

Reference Luke 10:30 (New Living Translation)

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