Each of our interns chose to focus on a different aspect of the story.
Caroline reflected on the very last sentence in the passage: "Go and do likewise." This is a call to action. The point of the story isn't just to move on; it's meant to inspire us to be something different. Love is worth stepping out of our comfort zones; it's worth the fear and uncomfort that come with it.
The priest and the Levite saw the man who was mugged before the Samaritan did. Instead of helping him, they just passed by on the other side of the road. Lauren reminded us that this is not a picture of what love should look like. Love isn't meant to be shown just when it's convenient for us. Sometimes, it's unexpected, but we should stop and love the people around us.
Conor spoke on the action that the Samaritan took. It can be discouraging to look at all that we can't do. Sometimes, just doing anything is enough -- it's better than doing nothing. Conor gave us this piece of advice: "Don't let your inability to do everything stop you from doing anything."
The Samaritan could have chosen to move on with his day, but instead, spent his time and money to make sure that the man was taken care of. The Samaritan was a part of showing God's love to the man. The interns challenged us to "go and do likewise."