The Good Samaritan is the story of a man who was robbed and beaten and left for dead. While he is lying there clinging to life, he is passed by several people of the prominent ethnic groups and communities who choose not to help him. Finally, a Samaritan who is not as prominent and has a different religious view helps him out.
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The most significant part of this story for me was the fact that this Samaritan who had the most differences with the man who had been beaten, did not pass him by unlike this man’s fellow comrades.
This parable teaches us about the way God wants people to interact with each other and to break all religious and racial barriers. God wants everyone to get along no matter which way they decide to worship him. This is made evident in the story by the Samaritan who helped a man who in turn probably would not have helped him in the same situation.
This parable can be played out today, as it is commonly played out in a more social setting. For example, when someone has been hurt in an emotional way he may be sitting and crying and he will be cheered up by a person who is not of a high social standing either. In the modern world if everyone were like the Good Samaritan we would have nowhere near the problems that we do because everyone would care about each other, no matter who they are.
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