I am of no religion, but this modern interpretation of the Parable of the Good Samaritan by The Smiling Pilgrim seems apt and timely and a good read, so I felt it deserved a wider readership
*Below is an excellent modern day perspective on the “Parable of the Good Samaritan”. With our divisions in Christianity, attitudes that create polemic environments, and complexity of narratives/interpretations we sometimes miss common sense and the whole spirit of the Gospel. Hopefully this piece helps awaken you from within the rabbit hole.*
A young man who knew his Bible, could cite chapter and verse, was sent by his pastor to question this new teacher in town, name of Jesus, to see if he was “sound”. “Jesus,” the lad was told to ask, “how do I get eternal life?”
“That looks like a Bible you’ve got there, young fella” Jesus said.
Waving the black book to which Jesus had pointed, the lad declared, “Yep, it’s the inspired and inerrant Word of God, infallible and perfect in every way.”
“Sorry?” Jesus said.
“It’s the inerrant Word of God,” the lad repeated.
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