I told her it was only fever, I haven’t eaten and I have nothing to eat except one piece of indomie. She said; “give me few minutes.”
After 30mins she came in with a bowl, she handed it to me, in it was boiled spaghetti garnished with sardine, spicy pepper and fried turkey oil which has onions aroma oozing out of it. My hands were furiously shaking and my stomach made a sound at the sight of the food. As far as SBRS is concern, that was the most delicious and tasty food that day. After eating my hands instantly stop shaking and I felt a strength like that of a lion, the fever drastically went down.
Zugwai left and I went into deep thought; “is it that my roommate didn’t know I was having high fever that it has to take the intervention of someone from another room to come and save me?”
This reminds me of a short video clip I watched that correlates with my story above. The video is about a woman and her dog walking on a spot, on that same path was a barricade that she has crossed so also the dog. On the same path was a blind man coming from the opposite direction. The woman with the dog waved her hand on the blind man’s face to check if he is really blind upon seeing him walking toward the barricade. Instead of helping him to remove the barricade after seeing that he is truly blind she passed him, it was her dog that went back and removed the barricade to stop the blind man from stumbling on it.
The dog, out of compassion prevented him from stumbling over the barricade. Who knows what would’ve happened to the blind man if the dog hadn’t removed the barricade. He may have broken his hand or his leg, he may even die as a result.
The same apply to my story. Zugwai showed me compassion and even helped me when my roommates ignored me when i had nothing to eat and sick at the same time.
The parable of the Good Samaritan is told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. It is about a traveler (Jew) who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead alongside the road… Although Samaritans and Jews despised each other, the Samaritan helped the injured man.
My story, the video and the parable of the good Samaritan taught me that your close friend, relations, and love ones may not help you in time of your need.
Someone you least expected may be your only help in a situation where your loved ones leave you to die. This type of compassion can only be shown by someone who has the fear of God and someone who is humane.
This is the same type of compassion that God showed to us while we’re still sinners He sent His only begotten Son ‘Jesus’ to come and die and save us from sin. In the same vein, Christ expects us to extend such love to those around us. We’re to rescue them from falling blindly into the pit of hell by preaching the good news of Christ love. This way, you’re helping them to take off the barricade that’s hindering them from enjoying God’s love both here on earth and in eternity.
Extend that hand of love today!