07/23/13 - 2:08pm
Jesus once responded to a man’s bid for self-justification with the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). This parable has entered our mainstream of culture and literature and needs no summary or retelling.
Most people have a working knowledge of the parable, and are familiar with its closing tag line: “You go, and do likewise.”
And many have taken this charge to heart and are busy trying to help their neighbor in need, or maybe at the least, trying not to cause direct harm to their neighbor while they are about the business of feathering their own nest.