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At church this morning I heard a message I'd like to share with you. The parable of The Good Samaritan. There's more to it than I thought.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan, in today's Gospel, is often taken as a story designed to encourage us to act charitably. And so it is. But Jesus's Parable has another, more subversive, meaning. Notice that the man who comes to the aid of the beaten man is a member of a hated minority--a Samaritan. And so the one you hated turns out to be the one you need. It's not simply about being a good neighbor, but about having our assumptions about who is a good neighbor shaken up.


The Good Samaritan By Liz Lemon Swindle A lawyer asked Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life. Jesus replied, "Thou shalt love the Lord they God with all they heart...& thy neighbor as thyself." The lawyer "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus then gave the parable of the Good Samaritan. I included a knotted cord on the neck of the jar, symbolic that we are all tied together & on our journey everyone is our neighbor…