The Good Samaritan

Stories Jesus told

  • A very famous story that Jesus told is known as 'The Parable of the Good Samaritan'. A parable is a story which has a special meaning behind it. This story answers a big question Jesus was asked: Who is it our job to help?

    In our world, we are often asked to give our money or our time to help out good causes. We might wonder the same thing - who can we help? Who should we help? How? As you read this story, think about how Jesus' story provides an answer to this question. You can read it in Jesus' own words in the Bible, in Luke 10:25-37.

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    A Jewish man set off on a journey. He was walking a lonely mountain road from the city of Jerusalem to Jericho.

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    Suddenly, he was attacked by robbers. They stole what he had and left him badly hurt by the roadside.

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    A priest came along the road. He saw the man - but instead of helping, quickly crossed over to the other side.

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    Another highly religious man - a Levite - saw the man. He went closer to inspect - but also walked away.

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    Next came a man from another country, Samaria. The Samaritans did not get on with the Jews. But when he saw the man was close to death, he stopped, bandaged the man's wounds, put him on his horse and took him to the nearest town.

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    He took him to an inn, where he paid generously for the man's care. He promised to come back in a few days to check on how the man was doing.

    Jesus concluded the story: 'Now, who was the man's neighbour?'

    The lawyer replied, it was the man who helped.

    Jesus left him with the challenge: 'Go and do the same.'

    What do you think that means?

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