The Good Samaritan-At-Last

In order to understand, why we do what we do, with the passion we do it with, we must first recall the parable of The Good Samaritan.

Let’s take a look at, 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”.

After reading about, the good Samaritan from a biblical point of view, wouldn’t you want a Samaritan taking care of your loved one?

Contact us for a consultation, 610-566-1361.

~The Samaritans

 

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Care for Mom

May 8, 2016, is mother’s day here in the United States. A day we celebrate the woman who gave us life! A day we think about all of the mothers, who have had an impact on our lives, a day to even celebrate ourselves (if we are mothers that is).

We at Samaritans-At-Last spent the whole month celebrating as many senior mothers that we are able to touch. During the month we visited multiple assisted living facilities and offered our time as volunteers and to also bring treats to the mothers who have paved the way for us all.

During our first week, we visited three assisted living facilities, bringing along smoothies, muffins and danishes! The residents had an option between banana, kiwi, mango, strawberry, and strawberry-banana smoothies. All were equally as popular. Upon entering the facility with the muffins, all of the staff wanted to be the first to get a muffin, but I had to let them know, after the residents were finished getting theirs it w a free for all! The second week, we had an ice cream sundae afternoon. We brought enough ice cream to satisfy the whole facility, making sure not to leave anyone out, not even the staff. On the third week of our campaign, we took, muffins to one and cookies to another! The residents couldn’t help but enjoy them all, with smiles that showed their appreciation. On our fourth and final week, we joined in with an ice cream social, and added the cookies for their enjoyment.  It was such a pleasure to encounter so many beautiful senior mothers, who have stories and experiences that could have us sitting and listening for hours. The treats obviously brought so much joy to the hearts of those we came in contact with, and also ours!

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Have any ideas for us? Want to volunteer to help out with these events? Or are you an assisted living facility that would like to partner with us? If so, email: Dionne.Poyser@Samaritansatlast.org. image3

We hope you had a very Happy Mother’s Day!!

~The Samaritans