“I heard the laundry wagon creak past. I thought I heard someone whisper “Whoa!” Tonight, whole and healthy, I’d have heard the loud yell it was. June’s uncle gently laid me on his clean laundry. Folks, I hardly felt the rocky path to Agate Beach! Mr. Yang’s kindness got me thinking ‘bout so many people I’d done wrong. Under his care, the fever left, but I spent several restless nights pondering what would enable someone to act kindly to a mean man like me.”
“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.”
—Luke 10:33-35 KJV