The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ -Luke 10:35 (NIV)
Not only did the Samaritan take a leap of faith in helping the injured man and the consequences it could bring, the innkeeper entered into the story believing the “Good Samaritan” would be as good as his word to reimburse expenses incurred in his absence.
We, too, must be prepared to take a leap of faith with others. We may have to believe in people who have hurt us, used us, or disappointed us before. Forgiveness is essential when we are called to give our all.