The recent bombing at the Boston Marathon reminds us that there are different reactions that people have when they are faced with an opportunity to help someone who is in a dangerous situation.
In the aftermath of the attack, some who were near the explosions ran for cover. Their fight-or-flight instinct kicked in, and they sought a safer location.
Others simply froze. They remained still, hoping to avoid the danger of any further violence that might be coming their way.
Still others, like Carlos Arredondo, ran toward the carnage, responding to the crisis with an urgent desire to help those in need.
One never knows, until such an emergency occurs, what type of action he or she might take. We can only hope that we would respond in a loving and courageous manner.
In the spiritual realm, many people become injured by Satan’s bombs. They need our help, and the Bible urges us to respond quickly to their needs.
“Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”—Jude 22-23.