16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
Luke 10:31-35 (New International Version)
31A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two silver coins[e] and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
Dear Father, open our eyes, our hearts and our prayers to be alert on what is going on around us. Make us servants for you. Our time needs to slow down so that we may see the opportunities you place in our path. Teach us to care for one another.