Parable of the Good Samaritan Essay

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Kristine J Phil 1010 Good Samaritan A parable is a story that has a meaning behind it, and Jesus has told many parables to try to send a message about God's Kingdom. One very significant parable is the parable of the Good Samaritan (NAB Luke 11:25). Jesus had told this parable to answer to a lawyer who had asked “And who is my neighbor” (Luke 11:29). In this parable, a man was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho when some robbers had stripped him down, then had beaten him. They, the robbers, then left him half dead on the side of the road. A priest was going down the same road, but when the priest saw the man, he just turned away and walked towards the other side of the road (Luke 10:31). Meanwhile-later on, another person had come along the same side of the road; this person was a Levite, and he also saw the man who was half beaten, but the Levite also had turned away from helping this man, and walked in the opposite direction (Luke 11:32). Next came a Good Samaritan traveler (Luke 11:33), the Samaritan had a good heart, and was compassionate towards this beaten man. The parable of the Good Samaritan is definitely a picture of everyday life, because it happens quite a bit in this world. It’s a message that is trying to be sent to people, our brothers, and sisters. This message means that we should help people if they need help, we are all brothers and sisters; we are supposed to care for one another, and love one another. We are not supposed to be selfish, and have no remorse. (Luke 11:27, 31-34). The more you go about helping a brother or sister in a situation, the more often you’ll go forward or for some behind with helping or not. Jesus is pretty much stating to us and pointing it out loud and clear “Your neighbor is anyone in need.” It is a simple scripture that one should know. It shouldn’t matter the gender, appearance, race, situation or

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