Suppose my neighbor's home catches fire, and I have a length of garden hose 400 or 500 feet away. If he
can take my garden hose and connect it up with his hydrant, I may help him to put out his fire. Now, what
do I do? I don't say to him before that operation, "Neighbor, my garden hose cost me $15; you have to pay
me $15 for it." What is the transaction that goes on? I don't want $15 - I want my garden hose back after the
fire is over. All right. If it goes through the fire all right, intact, without any damage to it, he gives it back to
me and thanks me very much for the use of it. But suppose it gets smashed up - holes in it - during the fire;
we don't have to have too much formality about it, but I say to him, "I was glad to lend you that hose; I see
I can't use it any more, it's all smashed up." He says, "How many feet of it were there?" I tell him, "There
were 150 feet of it." He says, "All right, I will replace it." Now, if I get a nice garden hose back, I am in
pretty good shape.
President Franklin Roosevelt said those words to the American people to explain how
to aid Great Britain by giving them munitions to help stop the Axis and it worked Great Britain got the
supplies it needed and ultimately it resulted in victory for our friends. That was over 60 years ago and today
there's a new challenge for us to meet. There is another neighbor in desperate need of help but unlike before
instead of being separated by an ocean. This friend is in our very own community. It is the homeless.Who
is the particular audience for this introduction?
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(30) And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among
thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
(31) And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the
(32) And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other
(33) But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had
compassion on him,
(34) And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast,
and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
(35) And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto
him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
(36) Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
(37) And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. Luke