The parable of the Good Samaritan tells us what love is—an uncaused and spontaneous action of the heart. It also tells us what love is not—a good intention, a romance or beautiful words. There’s nothing in it of culture or convention. It makes no distinctions.
If I am angry or frustrated, I am going in the wrong direction.
It is somehow tragic that a man would make his pilgrimage from birth to death without encountering, at a bend in the road, the spiritual immensity of John Coltrane.