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Who is My Neighbor? | Luke 10:25–37

Welcome to Real Life. The other day, I found myself living a parable. Helping a person will not necessarily change the world, but it will change the world for that person. –Anonymous “I had an accident on my bike. I need to get to the emergency room. Come quickly!” I told my husband Terry on my cellphone.   On a perfect summer morning, I headed out for a bicycle ride on the MetroParks trail. Five minutes in, I approached my first hill. I should have downshifted. Instead, I attempted to muscle my way up, even standing for more power. Standing shifted my weight. The bike flipped over my head and I landed on my backside (thankfully). Somehow though, as the bike flew, the gears ripped open my upper calf. Small globs of fat protruded from the 4” laceration that gushed blood. I immediately pulled out my cellphone and called Terry for help. As I was hanging up, a young man cautiously approached. “Are you okay? Do you need help?” he asked. “I just called my husband. He should be here in ten