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Luke 10:25-37

2013-07-10 — Recently, while speaking at Camp Arcadia, we were asked if we had a favorite strip. This one is certainly among them.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” — Proper 10, Series C

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  1. Steve Hollander — 3692 days ago #

    As someone who comes from a Jewish background, I don’t find this comic in poor taste at all. Nearly laughed out loud, in fact.

  2. Michael Bennett — 3692 days ago #

    I love it! I’m waltzing with you on this one. Many thanks.

  3. Stephen Torkko — 3691 days ago #

    Never, ever give up your sense of the Holy in your wholey creative approach to applying the teachings of Scripture to OUR world today. You have never walked “over the line of good taste and decorum” let along (God forbid!) WALTZED, because as you well know, dancing is verboten to GOOD Lutherans. Keep up the good work! You make me laugh … and think deeply about aspects of the teachings I miss oft.

  4. Bindu jacob — 3691 days ago #

    cheesy pun works :-)
    and it works and makes me remember
    and keep it coming

  5. Jim — 3691 days ago #

    :-)

  6. cjhinx — 3691 days ago #

    I love it…and I think every other Christian English teacher will as well.

  7. Joel — 2599 days ago #

    When I was in college, my (Jewish) Hebrew professor was explaining how Hebrew words were formed and compared the rearranging/addition of letters as “being like Scrabble.” “Do you play Scrabble?” he asked a student, then he added, “I don’t – I’m anti-semantic.”

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