I think in our world, it's so easy to walk away out of fear: fear for own safety. Baptist was likewise unwilling to say that “the Agnostic was Thanks. mind, we thought it might be interesting to update the Parable of the Once upon a time an elderly man was making his way home through the park after a long day at work. The man responded by quoting Dt 6:5, and Lev 19:18, “Love the Lord We should also not get hung up on the political Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on October 18, 2011: I enjoyed this modern day parable of the Good Samaritan biblical story. Just wait until Jesus gets around to a Take care! badly beaten while walking down the road. What you are saying kind of reminds me of that song about having the eyes of Jesus ... how challenging to do ... Kashmir and Mrs. Diva, thank you so much for reading. Question: Are you a man or a woman? I live in the faith that there are still good people in this world. humanitarian aid. a true neighbor, and we should follow the same principle. character of the story. Those who do, actually stick out and seem odd in comparison. "They have people for that," he thought. It was wonderful. Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on January 11, 2011: That's the perfect lesson to be taught from your story. Home > as told by Jesus in the Scriptures. What gives us the right to be better? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Interpreting Parables in our He rendered whatever medical aide he could, As Jesus himself said, helping the least of these is the same as helping me! Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on April 18, 2017: Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on April 05, 2017: @m8, thanks so much for the comment. Who are we possibly, not to love. Let me call you an ambulance .... you look like you're in pretty bad shape. leader replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”  Jesus then told When she heard the young man call out to her, she was sure he would be begging for money to buy some more booze. "Don't worry about it," the biker told him. Jesus concludes with the question “Which of these three do you think was The woman had lived on that street for years, and had seen everything decline in the last decade. someone in need. promise of the law. They were carrying knives. The Samaritan knew that the wounded man may never help him in return. Thank you so much for your comment and the insight that you offer. He got out of the car, intending to go get help, but in his weakened state attracted the wrong kind of attention. Who knows what that man had been imbibing in order to be that intoxicated. The Jewish religious leaders believed that only Very heart-warming. Parable of the Good Samaritan: 13th Century Stained Glass, France “And who is my neighbor?” Just as in ancient times, we have our own set of social norms, classifications of the "most despised" and often we discriminate against those that look different from us. One you’re going to hate. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of "Are you okay?" Instead, we can focus on the facts Just for security's sake, he crossed over to the other side of the street. Knightheart from MIssouri, USA on May 07, 2011: Absolutely beautiful! How many of us would stop and help someone in a bad location in our cities? You really brought it to life and made it relevent in today's terms. A couple of kids looking for some quick drug money noticed his stupor, and decided it would be easier to give him a couple of punches, than try to break into a store. A Modern Parable of the Good Samaritan In Luke 10:25-37, we find the well known parable of the Good Samaritan. the least of my brothers and sisters, you did for me. U.S.A. on July 28, 2012: I gave a sermon a bit back that looked into neighbor. Often these people were dangerous, and unpredictable. Most of the time, we are so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget about our less fortunate brethren. Best I could come up with is "someone near to you". U.S.A. on July 30, 2012: Goodness abounds through our connection here on Hubpages. What is written in the Law?”  that agnostics are morally and ethically superior, or more "How can I repay you," he asked. Nice touch to the good samaritan story, you have made a very good contemporary interpretation of this timeless story with an enduring relevance for all of us. Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on May 10, 2011: Lambservant, amen to that! Have wonderful evening. we'd like to highlight a few attributes of particular application She knew she shouldn't have gone out so late in the afternoon. Baptist. Samaritan came by, bandaged the man's wounds, took him to a nearby inn