Signs of Daybreak

man at dawn

A rabbi once asked his students how they could tell when night had ended and day was on its way back.

“Is it when you can see an animal in the distance, and can tell whether it is a sheep or a dog?”

“No,” answered the rabbi.

“It is when you can look at a tree in the distance, and tell whether it is a fig tree or a peach tree?”


“Well then,” the students demanded, “when is it?”

“It is when you look on the face of another human being, and see that he or she is your brother or sister. Because if you cannot do that, then no matter what time it is, it is still night.”


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This story puts me in mind of the story of the Good Samaritan in the Bible. Jesus was teaching his disciples how to tell who is a neighbour and he told that story to illustrate the fact that your neighbour is anyone you recognise as such. The point of his teaching was that no matter who you are or where you are from so long as you recognise a stranger with love in your heart and you act on that love then you are doing the right thing in God’s eyes.


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  1. Another lesson of Good Samaritan is to the pompous Jewish hierarchy in that all their ritual and better than thou attitudes and expressions of faith meant little as Jesus said the Samaritan would enter the Kingdom before they could ever hope to because of his charitable acts. .


    1. True. The more I read of Jesus’ acts and lessons the more I can see him sticking two fingers up to the establishment today too. Just because it’s the establishment doesn’t mean it’s RIGHT, right?


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