Archive for April, 2009
Wow. It's been nearly 2 months since I last posted here. Not good.
The other night, I was feeling guilty about that, so I added a few items to my portfolio.
I've been out of commission the last several months for a couple reasons. First, my day job has been pretty hectic recently. We've been launching some large projects, and I've started to become involved a lot more with planning aspects of what we're doing. So while there's a lot less code work happening from me, I've been make up for that with writing, reviewing and an endless stream of meetings.
Second, I've been in the middle of a pretty decent little content management system. I'll be blogging about it a bit more when I'm ready to unveil it, but it's coming right along and I'm pretty pleased so far with what I've accomplished. As CMS's go, it's nothing revolutionary, but I have learned a ton in the process, so at least I have that going for me.
So in the meantime, I'm going to try to get back to blogging regularly. I've missed it quite a bit, and I have a ton of things to blog about, from opening up Spry's guts, More >
(Thanks to Kevin for the inspiration!)
In Luke 10, Jesus tells the famous story of the Good Samaritan. In this narrative, the behavior of the Samaritan toward the injured man is juxtaposed with that of the a priest and a Levite to reveal the nature of the message of love which Jesus was teaching, a love which treats one's "neighbor" as oneself.
Obviously, the various facets of this story have been mulled over for countless centuries. However, while listening to a exposition of this passage this weekend, I was struck by something of an interesting idea: that the nature of love and generosity transcends morality.
Let me explain.
Generally, the attitudes of the Levite and priest are characterized quite pejoratively–after all, it is they who walked so callously by the injured man, with seemingly little regard for his life or injuries. While there is certainly a measure of truth to this characterization, I think some other considerations are warranted.
One of these considerations is that these men did not bypass the injured man out of gross neglect or comfortable apathy. In fact, it is quite possible that their hearts were moved to compassion. If this is so, why did they not then act?
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