- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
A story truly worth cherishing
To the editor:
After church I chanced to meet a former student who told me that she was eating with her mother. "Your mother and I are neighbors," I told her. "I don't have many neighbors any more, and because she is my neighbor she is commanded to pull me out of the ditch, if she finds me there, to put Band-Aids on my wounds and send me on my way."
"I hope that she won't pass by on the other side," the daughter replied.
I did not have to ask her if she knew the story of the Good Samaritan. That story has been a part of our culture for 2,000 years, told in a country far away in a language long before there was the English language. But the story underscores an important truth. In an age when the old values are painfully questioned, it remains worth cherishing.