The following guest post discusses a very common passage of scripture but manages to consider a unique perspective. In the same way, we look at Atlanta recruiting with a slightly different perspective. Staffing Atlanta companies with the talented refuge workforce is quite a niche. It allows us to serve a vulnerable people group with dignity and integrity. However, we want to be more than an Atlanta recruiting firm. We want to provide inspiring content to business people and help them identify the Bible as a source of wisdom for the workplace. This post represents one of an entire series compiled for the YouVersion Bible App entitled “Bible on Business.”
There’s Room in my Inn
When Jesus asks the question, “which of the three had mercy on the man?” we logically assume He is referring to the Priest, Levite, or Samaritan. But there is one other character often overlooked in this story – the innkeeper, a Jewish businessman running a hotel on the Jericho Road.
It’s easy to miss that the innkeeper made a decision to care for the injured man and engage with the Samaritan in a way that clearly was not good business. Jews hated Samaritans. They considered them “half breeds.” If people learned of what the innkeeper did, he’d develop a reputation that he and his inn welcomed “those hated people.” Certainly, his business would have gone down the drain.
And yet something motivated him to use his business as a platform for mercy and justice. There was no indication that he resisted; rather, he welcomed them. This time we see an innkeeper had room in his inn!
How can you use your work as a platform for justice?