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It Becomes Less Easy To Justify Inaction

I shared the following message on our Protect Life Facebook page. Not everyone is on Facebook, so we'll share it in this spot too.

It can be easy to look past the need. It's a busy time. We got bad news with the recent election results. There isn't much effort from those in "positions" within big entities that speak of helping the less fortunate. They are "passing by on the other side." And maybe someone else will do it anyway.

It's easy to miss it if we can justify to ourselves that it isn't our job. We didn't cause it. We can't fix all the world's problems.

It becomes less easy to justify inaction if you hang around the members of the Pewamo Protect Life team. They have this way about them. They see a need and they go about doing all they can to fix it. Maybe it's the age. They are so young they don't realize they can't do things. So they do them anyway.

Maybe it's the fact that they put action behind the words. Words like the story below. You can join them. They will show you what to do.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan.

"But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.

A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.

Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.

But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight.

He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him.

The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’

Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?”

He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Ralph Willemin

Advisor to the Pewamo Protect Life team

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