12 September 2007

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”
27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’[h] and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”[i]
28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”
29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, when he departed,[j] he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ 36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”
37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”


Which type of person from these three examples are you within society because our 21st Century society needs Samaritans who will not be fearful in doing good for their neighbor?

Continued

7 comments:

The Green Arrow said...

That story always gets me.

Obob said...

I reach out at every chance. I thank my parents for installing compassion for others. My house growing up was a hub of contant activity and my parents were not afraid to befriend the "social lepers" of our neighborhood.
Somedays I do right, some days not. But I try

Anonymous said...

modern day slant on the parable, the parable of the good social worker. similar circumstances, some poor chap gets 7 bells kicked out of him first 2 passers by ignore him, then a social worker stumbles accross him
"who did this to you?"
"I must find them"
"THEY need my help"
urban11

Durandal said...

Lionheart, have you heard of the new Sweedish Crusade film ?

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=
6-skCJD9MUg

(Sorry for being HT)

LionHeart said...

Hi Durandal, the link doesnt work.

Durandal said...

Yep, it does.

You have to copy-paste the first line in your browser, then the second line right after.

Durandal said...

http://www.arnmovie.se/