The compassion shown by the Good Samaritan is “every-day” — not one-off.
In Luke 10 we read the story of the Good Samaritan. In this account, we can see that it was through compassion and mercy that the Samaritan helped a stranger who was in need of help. Despite being noticed by others, he had been overlooked and avoided.
In this instance, the Samaritan was not looking for someone to help, but rather came across the situation in his everyday life. So too can our compassion and mercy be extended to others.
It’s not always in our official roles or ministries that we do the work of God, but in our mundane, everyday tasks of life. When Jesus is teaching this parable, it is a command for us all to “Go and do likewise”.