At 9 a.m. today, Progressive Christians Uniting is sponsoring a forum — “Being the Good Samaritan: Finding Your Voice in the Health Care Discussion” — at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach.
Most religions believe that central to faith is the concept of loving our neighbor as ourselves. Jesus’ ministry centered on healing like giving sight to the blind, curing the sick, freeing the possessed and helping the lame to walk with heads held high.
His healing ministry was available to all. It was not contingent upon who had a health insurance card with the most expensive coverage. When the Good Samaritan saved the nearly dead man on the road, he did not ask which insurance company he had, how high his deductible was or whether he was a citizen of Judea or Samaria.