A typhoon hits the Philippines, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, without food and water. A plane crash kills forty-seven in Laos. A famine in Africa threatens 23 million with starvation. We hear about such tragedies, but with our limited resources we can’t do much. We pray. Maybe we send a small donation. Is that enough?
Studies have shown that we don’t have to do much until a need becomes personal.
How would we feel and act if we could see through God’s eyes, able to feel other people’s pain as well as we feel our own? Then we might not be like the religious people that Jesus described in Luke 10:25–34 but would have a servant’s heart like the good Samaritan.