This is an amazing story, about loving God and loving one another. But it's not just a story. Jesus had a point to make and wanted us to hear it. He looked at the crowd and asked, “Who do you think was acting as if the hurting man was his neighbor?" And here is the answer, “The one who showed him mercy!” Now we can go ahead moralize and say it is a great story. But Jesus didn’t ask us what we thought about the story. Instead He looked at the crowd and said, “Go and do the same.” No excuses!
No excuses, let's keep moving!