My Neighbors in Nicaragua
|Me and Grama Ramona (see previous blog)|
When we read this scripture, we want to imagine that we are like the Samaritan. We read it as a feel-good story about the average person doing good where the religious leaders failed to do so.
But the phrase "Good Samaritan" would have been a bitter pill for the original hearers to swallow. When the Lawyer asks "Who is my neighbor?" he is asking a loaded question. Jesus gives him a loaded answer.
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