Archives for May 26, 2011

Saving the Samaritan

The namesake of my wife’s parish is the Good Samaritan.  So I have been more alert to that great figure in the teaching of Jesus than I might be otherwise.  Of course, the Samaritan has a proverbial and cross-cultural hold on our minds --- so he commands a bit of attention all on his own.  Along the way, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Samaritan could use some saving.What is striking to me is how little the parable is actually understood.It is not about what we should do.It’s about … [Read more...]