We live in a fine community where we are surrounded by neighbors and brothers and sisters. I know I need to take more time to smell the roses and communicate with my neighbors
Technology is constantly improving — making it possible to easily communicate with others in remarkable ways. There will never be an adequate substitute, however, for paying attention to those around us in person. We can, like the priest and the Levite in the parable, choose to ignore or go around or close our eyes to the people we encounter in our daily walk. That approach would be a mistake.
If we follow the example of the Good Samaritan and walk next door and speak with our neighbor, our lives and the lives of those around us in our community will be greatly enriched.