Archive for November, 2021

What’s So “Good” about the “Samaritan”?

Friday, November 26th, 2021 |

  The virtue of the Good Samaritan inspires humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Leaders in disaster response, healthcare, search-and-rescue, and hunger relief all invoke this model of action and compassion. Who was the Samaritan and what was so good about this person? Christ described the account in Luke 10:25-37. Please read entirely:   On one occasion […]

Therapeutic Giving

Friday, November 19th, 2021 |

  These winter days are becoming shorter, and colder. Holidays are approaching, and we know we’re ‘supposed’ to be joyful. But amid the pandemic, financial uncertainty, and social unrest, we just cannot find much for which to give thanks.   In this season suicide climbs, mental health facilities fill up, counselors overbook their schedules, and […]

Who Was The Very First In Medical Missions?

Friday, November 5th, 2021 |

  The early history of international medical missions is punctuated by one person inspiring another. Dr. John Thomas (1757-1801) was a British ship doctor with the for-profit East India Company working in southern Asia. But in 1787 he left the company to remain in Bangladesh, where he learned the language and ministered to the sick who […]