Good Samaritan Quotes (16 quotes)
A modern-day version of the Good Samaritan
The recent Supreme Court ruling over Same Sex marriage has sparked heated debate among many Christians. I know through many conversations, I have seen that in so many Christian eyes that they see things only on one end of the pendulum or another. We can either stand for truth or we can show love. Although both approaches are biblical, they do not have to be mutually exclusive. I hate the sin and not the sinner. But we often fail to show the whole truth because of our focus.
Luke —37 — A modern interpretation of the Good Samaritan parable. Here we go:. Just then a devout US Christian who was also a political party activist stood up to test Jesus. What do you read there? So likewise an elected official of the same party, when he came to the place and saw the candidate, passed by on the other side, not wanting to be dragged down by the reputation of the candidate. But an activist of the opposition party while traveling came near the candidate; and when he saw the candidate, he was moved with pity. Then he put the candidate on his own prayer list, gave the candidate respect all humans deserve, and took care to ensure that he only spoke respectfully of the candidate even when they disagreed about policy.
In Luke , we find the well known parable of the Good Samaritan. What is written in the Law? Note that Jesus' statement is not a declaration of salvation by works. The man responded as one under the law, so Jesus merely quoted the promise of the law. To be acquitted under the law, every regulation must be followed perfectly in action, thought and motivation, which is impossible for humans.
Once upon a time an elderly man was making his way home through the park after a long day at work. Some youths set upon him. They were carrying knives.
Here's one group's version:. An empty-handed Syrian refugee was traveling from Damascus to Chicago. He was waiting outside of the resettlement agency when he was approached by a Christian mother who crossed the street with her kids to avoid contact with the refugee. Then, he was approached by a police officer who threatened to arrest him for public indecency but carried on. Suddenly, a group of minority park rangers approached him, gave him food, clothes, and offered to fly him to Chicago and house him at the lodge at Starved Rock. While this story is good, what was even more valuable was the conversation this group had about the Good Samaritan. The act of translating this parable into today's context forced students to think carefully about who the equivalent of each character in the story would be in our society.
How far does our obligation go? After all, who is our neighbour? Most of us in the cities don't even know our neighbours! How can we love them? What do these words really mean, to love our neighbour?
Victor, it's a wonderful retelling of scripture and I hesitate to be so bold as to make a suggestion but I think you might possibly have forgotten the little happy bit at the end. I was thinking that, maybe, something like this might finish it off nicely: And, so the poor traveller languished in pain, his faith in the goodness of mankind seriously tested - until an Australian homeschooling mother of eight happened along, on her way home from her volunteer work at the soup kitchen where she had laboured tirelessly for many hours, after returning from her angelic visit to the inmates at the local prison complex. Hop on my back and I will carry you to the nearest hospital. It's so nice when stories have a happy ending, don't you think? God bless, Victor:- PS.