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Good Samaritan

A parable about a Samaritan saving the life of a Jew.
Contributed by Rev. Henry Martin
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Polish, Hindi
Jesus told this parable to help us understand what it means to love our neighbour as much as we love ourselves. There was once a Jewish man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. – Slide 1
They stripped him of his clothes and money, beat him, and left him half dead beside the road. – Slide 2
A priest happened to be going down the same road, but when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. – Slide 3
Then a temple assistant saw him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side. – Slide 4
Then a Samaritan came along. (The Jews and Samaritans had a long history of hatred between them). When the Samaritan saw the Jewish man's condition, his heart went out to him. – Slide 5
The Samaritan cleaned the injured man’s wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him onto his donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. – Slide 6
In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take good care of him’ he said. ‘If it costs any more, put it on my bill. I'll pay you on my way back.’ Jesus then asked, ‘So which of these three men do you think was neighbour to the man who was attacked the thieves?’ – Slide 7
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