One of the most powerful stories in the Bible is that of the Good Samaritan. Learning to care for others is an important part of life and enhances our wellbeing. The development of empathy and compassion is at the heart of care. It starts with respect for the dignity of all people. We are shaped by the culture we are immersed in at home, at school, in our workplaces and during our leisure. The way we speak, as well as the actions we take, create the culture in which we and others grow.
More than single acts of kindness towards a well deserving charity, caring for others as a way of being provides a richness that supports the development of a culture where together people thrive. It becomes a contagion. The more we live out caring for others as a way of being, the more it is caught. Simple things of living out God’s command of loving Him and loving our neighbour as ourselves change the world, one person at a time.