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Be Kind by Raymond A. Foss

Be kind, that is the rule,
the ancient rule of the people,
the words of the law, repeated by memory
from the lips of the scribe, the teacher of the law
Jesus affirmed these words, that is where life is
But the story of that dying man’
on the Jericho Road an indictment
the hypocrisy of the people of the word
A Samaritan, a people of ill repute
He was the one who demonstrated caring,
kindness to a stranger, an enemy
a man dying, unclean on the ground
He ministered in the way
the scripture envisioned,
the spirit of the words
in his acts revealed

August 17, 2008
Luke 10:25-37 and
sermon “Let us love, not in word or speech alone. Let us
love in truth and action”, by
Reverend Huntley Halvorson
and Vacation Bible School,
Suncook United Methodist Church
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