It's interesting that all three men SAW the half-dead man on the road they travelled on. However, both the priest and the Levite were able to find an excuse for passing over on the other side. Here are two men we would think would be examples of charity, showing compassion on this man. Instead they chose to shut up their compassion. They both moved away from really seeing.
The Samaritan did not exhibit an idle compassion. He didn't pass by saying, "Lord bless him" as he continued on his way.
Jesus said it is your neighbor that we are to have compassion on. Who is your neighbor? ALL people. Jesus was saying we are to love each other as we love ourselves! How do you love yourself? Are you looking out for your-self? To love another as yourself is to do just what you want for yourself, to please yourself.
Would you consider taking the love of self, and turning it for the love of your fellow man who needs the compassion of Christ that you are able to give. Give your all that someone else may live.
Will you choose to SEE the real need of the one you encounter along your path today?