If you want to live like a Good Samaritan you may need to
Yesterday I left work in a hurry. Jen and I are trying to buy a house, and we are busy as
heck. You get it. My guess is you are just as busy.
As I was leaving my office building, headphones in my ear as
I talked to Jen on my phone; I noticed an older gentleman struggling to walk
down the steps to the parking lot.
My response was common. I quickly interrupted Jen and told her I’d call her back,
and then offered my arm to the gentleman so that he could make it safely down
We all do that.
We get the door. We help
people in obvious ways.
We have degrees in common courtesy.
What about uncommon courtesy?
And that’s what bugs me…about myself.
I can see the common things, and I feel great about helping
people like that gentleman in common ways.
But I don’t feel like I even pick up on opportunities to
show uncommon courtesy.
Several years ago my Grandfather fell in his garage. He busted his hip, and lay on the floor
of his garage screaming for help for several hours. Eventually someone heard his faint cries for help and
My fear is that my life is moving at such a pace that I
wouldn’t even hear someone like my Grandfather screaming for help.
And that is why I propose a Good Samaritan slow down.
Let’s slow down and pay attention.
What are some ways you could slow down and find ways to be a
Good Samaritan at home, at work, in your neighborhood, and when you are in public