This morning, we reflected on the connections between Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! and Jesus’ parable about a Good Samaritan. If you would like to read through the morning sermon, click the following link: A Person’s a Person. Also consider the following thoughts and questions.
- Check out this link, for an enlightening blog post about Horton Hears a Who!
- Who are the “Whos” in our local community (the people whose voices are seldom heard)? How can we help their voices to be heard?
- Jesus is asked, “Who is my neighbor?” but responds with a story that teaches about being a good neighbor. This is part of what it means to love God with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. How are you able to express your love for God in practical, neighborly ways?
- In the sermon, I suggested that love for God becomes embodied in a 3-step process of recognition, compassion, and action. What do you think? What are ways that you can do more to recognize people in pain, be moved by compassion for them, and act in helpful, appropriate ways?
- Who are the “Hortons” and “Samaritans” in our world today?
Please feel free to post your own related thoughts and questions as well. I pray that God’s Spirit would inspire each of us to live lives of radical neighborliness, like Horton and the Samaritan.