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The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) is different from most other parables in that it is so simple and concrete that a child can understand its basic point. This Parable is a New Testament parable appearing only in the Gospel of Luke. (Also known as The Good Neighbor). However, it is also an insightful and memorable evidence of practical moral principles. Unlike other parables, each figure in the story does not necessarily represent a spiritual equivalent. The whole narrative describes working with compassion , instead of selfishness. The majority view indicates this parable is told by Jesus in order to illustrate that compassion should be for all people beyond what people usually thought of as a neighbor.

ďAnd who is my neighbor?† 30: And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31: And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32: And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, 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 on him, 34: And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35: And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36: Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37: And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise" (Lk. 10).

What is different about the Samaritan's attitude?


The Samaritans were a Gentile people mostly living in Samaria, and Jews thought of them as inferior and hated them. It probably shocked the lawyer to hear Jesus speak well of the Samaritan as the only one who acted compassionately toward the beaten traveler. The Samaritan not only intervenes on behalf of the beaten traveler, he goes beyond the call of duty to ensure the man receives care until he has recovered. He does not contemplate his action but reacts from the pre-shaped compassion of his true character.

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Like the Good Samaritan, let us turn our Compassion into Action. Is the Lord calling you to serve those in need in far way parts of the world? If you will like to be one of our Partners supporting our different projects , please see our Donation page. You can also contact us by email at : info@agsmission.org

Faithful Prayer Warriors are also needed to pray for the love of Jesus Christ to open doors of opportunity for many poor children in Africa, that otherwise would not be opened.


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