The lawyers answer
Luke 10:36-37 - 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”
The Priest and Levite thought “If I stop to help the man, what will happen to me”
The Samaritan thought “If I don’t stop to help this man, what will happen to him”
How is your compassion?
Luke 10:33 – the Samaritan when he saw him had compassion.
Compassion on the lost – the crowd because they were distressed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd – the lost were his neighbor
Mat 9:36 - When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Compassion on the sick – the sick were his neighbor
Mat 14:14 - When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Compassion on the hungry – those in need were his neighbor
Mat 15:32 - 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”
Compassion for the Lonely – the widow – the grieving
Luke 7:12-13 - 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
Compassion for the imperfect prodigal that had returned
Luke 15:20 - And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him