WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The Good Samaritan story in brief. • A modern-day example of helping someone not like us.
One of my favorite stories of Jesus is the Good Samaritan. A man was beaten and left for dead in a pitiless desert on the way to Jericho. Two leaders of the Jewish church ignored the man – their compassion trumped by their ritual religious rules. A Samaritan, despised by the Jews, stopped to help. Patched the man up, put him on his donkey, and took him to an inn where he payed the innkeeper to oversee the man’s recovery.
The story is about compassion in action, even though apparently the Samaritan was a businessman with his own pressing goals (he left the innkeeper with money to care for the beaten man).… More