“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. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.’”

– Luke 10:30-33

Friends, I want to tell you something: you cannot heal others and be in a hurry. Yesterday we talked about how we can be people of compassion, but hurry is a compassion-killer. In the story of the Good Samaritan, the priest and the Levite were too consumed with their religious duties to even think about stopping to help a fellow man. They had places to go and people to see. How ironic, then, that someone who was part of a despised race actually took the time to stop and care for him.

You see, in the end, healing may not be about character or about what you believe or about what your principles are. Rather, it’s whether or not you have time. So make time. God did not clutter your life, and He’s not going to declutter it either. It’s up to you. You can choose to make the time to bless and heal others, and that choice can be life-changing.


Lord, help me to slow down my pace and enable me to see the needs of those around me.


How can I eliminate hurry from my life? What practical steps can I take, starting today?

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  1. Not to be in a hurry at times every day but take time to do things slowly & carefully each day that your’ e not stressed & having anxiety and or being overwhelmed about doing everything at once, but taking time to pray & seek the LORD & the HOLY SPIRIT for guidance & faith&strength you we will do just fine with the everyday things we you do by taking time & slowing down by doing things step-by-step & doing one thing at a time on a daily basis!

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