“AND take care of each other”.
These were the words that a certain cruise ship captain used at the end of all his public announcements.
Many of those on board had never met before so it was a good theme to have, so that all cared for each other especially for the older people who very often needed the help of the younger passengers.
People are living longer today, becoming less able to look after themselves and so to care for someone else takes on a whole new meaning.
As a nation we should be so grateful for all those who give of their time and effort to care for someone less able than themselves.
Jesus Christ told the story of the Good Samaritan, who found the man who had been attacked on the dangerous road between Jerusalem and Jericho. Others had passed by and hurried on leaving the man to die.
Without concern for his own safety, the man from Samaria, took care of the victim, transported him to a hotel, paid the bill with the understanding that if the bill was more, he would pay on his return journey.
If we are caring for someone who cannot help themselves, let us ask God to give us patience, love and tenderness whether it is a loved one or someone we know through our employment or voluntary capacity.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District