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  • Writer's pictureDaryl Hersom, Samaritan Inn Assistant Director

A Place of Mercy

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:36-37

So often people come to the Samaritan Inn believing the label that they have been given. Every stigma, whether it is addict, poor, black, white, tall, or short has the potential to become a wrong identity. What we believe about ourselves dictates not only our worldview but also how we interact with the world itself.

The truth is that in many ways our families can feel like the world has passed them by, like they have been beaten up, kicked down, and left for dead. Much like the man in the parable of the good Samaritan, what they need is someone to be a good neighbor. To be a good neighbor you have to see past the labels the world has used and instead have eyes of compassion. That’s what we shoot for here at the Samaritan Inn, to be a place of mercy. To share the radical love that Christ himself has given to us.

Would you join us in prayer, that we would be an instrument of His goodness to those who have been passed by. That He would show His love to our families and transform their lives, and that he would enable us to be good neighbors.

If you want to be a good neighbor to our Samaritan Inn families, please contact us at

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