Life App for 7/8/16 to 7/14/16

A way to live a mission in your leisure:

We can treat our leisure time as our time that should never be interrupted.  Be ready to help anyone in need who crosses our path  or you play time.

Based on Luke:25-37

[A way to live a mission in your leisure based on a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/10/16.  A lawyer tests Jesus by asking how he could win eternal life.  Jesus asks him, “What does the law say?”  The lawyer answers to love God and your neighbor.  The lawyer is right but pushes for more by asking, “Who is my neighbor?”  Actually, the lawyer and the rabbis saw only limited liability for your neighbor.  Some were excluded altogether.  Jesus next tells of a man who was robbed and left half-dead.  The priest and Levite could tell he was dead only by touching him.  If he was dead, the priest and the Levite would have made themselves ceremonially unclean by touching him.  They pass on the other side of the road.  Only the semi-pagan foreigner, the Samaritan, practiced God’s call to love your neighbor — here in dire need.  The lawyer admits the real neighbor to the wounded man was the Samaritan, an outsider.  Jesus responds, “Go, live that way.”

We tend to avoid seeing anyone in need as a neighbor.  The Samaritan may have been on a pleasure trip. Will we help the needy when we are on a holiday?]