Actually, this is not a new situation, In ancient texts there is a story of the “Good Samaritan. ” He was an outcast in society who was totally shunned by the leaders of the time. As he was travelling, he saw a man, along the side of the road, who had been robbed, beaten, and left for dead. Two prominent religious leaders had simply ignored the man in need by walking on by. The Good Samaritan, though, felt pity and compassion, helping the man onto his donkey and taking him to an inn. Out of his own pocket, he paid for care and promised to return and pay for further expenses.
Now to the video. . . . it is easy to look on with disdain and criticize another culture for their lack of value for human life. It is startling and touches home to ask about our own conduct in helping the less fortunate. Are we too busy to stop and care? Are we too important to associate with the “least among us?” Do we value life wherever we see it? Do we, do you, do I ? It is time to check our, no my heart!