[Cross-posted from Deliberate Discipleship] My dad was born in 1920 – during a time when people didn’t lock their doors and it was safe to stop and help a stranger. He also was given such a good heart that he always wanted to help those in need. He would frequently stop for the hitchhiker, help those stranded on the side of the road and pray for those he couldn’t help.
Today is a different world. It isn’t safe to stop for hitchhikers any more. I worry about the safety of my family and myself if I were to stop. Most people these days have cell phones, so is there really a need to stop and help someone who is stranded with a disabled car? Could I even help with my lack of automobile knowledge?