In the well known Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), Jesus vividly portrays the cost and calling of being a good neighbor. Summed up, a neighbor is a doer of mercy.

To extend mercy effectively, we must be equipped. Equipped with Scripture to ground our motivations, equipped with knowledge to inform our efforts, equipped with stories that personalize needs, and equipped with ideas that drive us to action.