Crossing the street can be dangerous unless you use the cross walk. Living for Christ also requires us to use a Cross Walk – a life defined by self denial and taking up our cross daily. Bearing our cross isn’t just some random burden, but rather a specific denial of self for the purpose of serving God and others. The Good Samaritan was willing to risk (that is, he bore his cross) when he helped the injured man. The Priest and Levite were unwilling to take the risk, so ironically, they lost what mattered most, their relationship with God.