Today I witnessed a Good Samaritan act…from my bosses…:)

Posted: July 10, 2012 in Bible, Christianity, God, heaven, Jesus, Life, Thoughts, Thoughts on God

Today I saw something that really made me realign my thinking towards others. The temperature here in Las Vegas is 115 degrees, and the heat is just effecting everything. About noon today, we were all in the office at work and all of a sudden there were two loud booms, and the power went out in our office. Now mind you these were not little thumps, they were genuine BOOMS. We all ran to the windows to see what happened outside, and there we were faced with a very ugly picture.

A truck had been traveling down the road in front of our office, and the trailer it had been towing came off of the hitch and ran into the transformer in front of our office, knocking power out to the entire side of the street. We knew immediately that this was going to put our company out of commission for at least the rest of the day, and who knows how long. Now our company has been struggling and just now starting to get back on it’s feet, and this was not what we needed. The employees were all looking at each other wondering what was going to happen when they lost a days work. We were concerned about our bosses, and how this would effect them, then I witnessed a true act of kindness and a great example of the Good Samaritan.

After 30 minutes of calling and realizing that this was a very serious issue, and we would not have power for the rest of the day, the owners told us to go ahead and leave for the day. This concerned a lot of people, and we started to file out of the office. As I walked out of the front door, I saw the owners of the company doing something that showed what special people they really are. Instead of getting angry at the person who had caused this company shut down, and worrying about what was going to happen to the company, they took the drive to a nice shaded area and gave him ice water. Now this is important because they could have reacted like so many others would have, and gotten angry at the person, but they chose to comfort and console him instead.

I messaged my boss later, and mentioned how much this act of kindness had touched me, and her response was, ” He was a wreck… he feels terrible and God knows if he will have a job after this… silly & avoidable mishap, but that is what an accident really is, right?” What a precious and loving response. this simple act showed more compassion than some will show in a lifetime. It reminds me a lot of the Good Samaritan, and I’m so happy to be a part of a company that shows this sort of love.

I urge all of us to think about others and show this sort of compassion towards others, no matter what the circumstances are. I have posted the Good Samaritan Parable below to remind us all that it is truly Christlike to show our love for others, even if they have effected us in a negative way. After all, it is the right thing to do.

I ask that you keep our bosses in your prayers, and to bless our company for their compassion and loyalty to Jesus, and to others.

 

Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Comments
  1. Eddy says:

    That’s really great to know that there are some real compassionate people here in Las Vegas. That display would have brought tears to my eyes.

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