I love reading about (or in this case watching) social experiments. They challenge our thinking and beliefs; what we know to be true about the world, and force us to decide between shifting our mindset or putting up walls. That’s exactly what this new video coming out of Norway does. In this video you’ll see people react to a boy without a coat freezing at the bus stop. He tells them his coat was stolen. Those in the video react in a way that we all should: with a willingness to sacrifice for someone who is suffering.
I don’t think this video is meant to make anyone feel guilty or bad about themselves, but I do think that it should force us to be on the look out for opportunities to help others who are suffering. As Paul writes in the book of Galatians, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Even though Europe is often described as post-Christian, it’s obvious that Judeo-Christian principles like helping one another are still alive and well.