“Good Samaritans Galore.” – Doc Meek

Friday, October 22, 2010. I am so grateful that there are good Samaritans everywhere!

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Yesterday, as I was driving away from the library, I noticed an elderly lady in a handicap scooter. It was tipped over and she was lying sideways on the pavement next to the sidewalk. No one seemed to notice her!

I immediately parked my car and made haste to help her up. As I came up to her I noted that six other cars had likewise parked in a rush, and 3 guys and 3 gals were helping to right the lady and her scooter.

Good Samaritans Galore!

When I got back to my car, I wept.

Tears of joy!

Apparently the elderly lady had driven along the sidewalk in her scooter and hadn’t noticed that there was no sloped surface leading to the road. She dropped off the curb and her scooter tipped over!

I guess no one ever thought to put roll bars on a handicap scooter!

Doc Meek, Friday, October 22, 2010, at Nose Hill Public Library, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Addendum (image and text below from Wikipedia):  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Good_Samaritan


 This stained glass window illustrating the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) shows the priest and the Levite in the background (Church of St. Eutrope, Clermont-Ferrand, France).
“The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke (10:25-37). In the parable, a Jewish traveller is beaten, robbed, and left half dead along the road. First a priest and then a Levite come by, but both avoid the man. Finally, a Samaritan comes by. Samaritans and Jews generally despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured Jew. Jesus is described as telling the parable in response to a question regarding the identity of the “neighbour” which Leviticus 19:18 says should be loved.Portraying a Samaritan in positive light would have come as a shock to Jesus’ audience.[1] It is typical of his provocative speech in which conventional expectations are inverted.[1]

“Some Christians, such as Augustine, have interpreted the parable allegorically, with the Samaritan representing Jesus Christ, who saves the sinful soul.[2] Others, however, discount this allegory as unrelated to the parable’s original meaning,[2] and see the parable as exemplifying the ethics of Jesus, which have won nearly universal praise, even from those outside the Church.[3]

“The parable has inspired painting, sculpture, poetry, and film. The colloquial phrase “good Samaritan,” meaning someone who helps a stranger, derives from this parable, and many hospitals and charitable organisations are named after the Good Samaritan.”

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4 Responses to ““Good Samaritans Galore.” – Doc Meek”

  • Blair McNabb:

    Good Samaritans Galore!

    Dear Doc, first this is a terrific web site nice graphic design.
    Good Samaritans I am happy to say are everywhere. In some ways our society look down on people who help others. There is no doubt in my mind that Good Samaritans out number the bad. Even animals are Good Samaritans. As our friend languished away with cancer out here in the country Deer used to come and sit by her bedroom window and watch her. Three days after she passed away a deer came to the window lay down and stared through looking for her. After a bit it was observed to walk to the kitchen window looking for her. It seemed as though it knew she was gone it walked back into the bush never to be seen again. No one will ever know the hours of love these animals gave our friend for they were Good Samaritans all.

  • Awesome Doc! 🙂

    There are some good Samaritans in this world after all. I wonder whether the lady in the scooter stopped to thank God for providing assistance for her in her time of need.


  • Blair, It is so good to hear from you on THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE blog! I have just been reading Rod Campbell’s “Healing in Love” and he speaks of birds keeping vigil over sick ones. We know that dogs have been reported to do so frequently. I didn’t know that deer would do this. It is so inspiring, as Rod Campbell says, that all creatures know more than we think they do, and that all living things deserve our love and respect. I do so agree. Love and Blessings, Doc

  • David, Good to hear from you! I think that the instant her scooter tipped over, the lady prayed for help and in this case it was instant in season. I am sure she expressed her gratitude to the angels who rescued her and to God for sending them to her in such timely fashion. Love and Blessings, Doc (aka Collins)

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