Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy

Second in our series called Bridges is written by Lilka Raphael over at

B Is for Blessed!

He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:16-19 NIV 

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
John 4:9 NIV 

As we celebrate this Christmas season, we would all do well to ponder “goodwill to men.” 

Merriam-Webster defines goodwill as a kindly feeling of approval and support:  benevolent interest or concern” It is also defined as “willing effort.”

In one of our Friday letters on race,Tom who blogs over at realchange4ureminded me about the relationship between the Jews and Samaritans.

“Relationship” may be an…

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6 thoughts on “Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy

    • I may do that! I saw that A-Z idea and included it as an exercise in one of my classes last week. They seemed to enjoy it and always look forward to new ways to stimulate thought for writing. Thanks Jacqui!

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