Old story, 2 old stories. Familiar stories. Reimagine these stories for today. Veteran by the side of the road with cardboard sign instead of man in the ditch, those fleeing danger, and those who are in need. What about the Samaritan – who would be that person for us, for you?
What’s the real message in the text here? Principles at the beginning, then application. This is one of the cases in which Jesus gives a really concrete example of living out the principles. So what’s the real take home from this parable? Beyond what we’ve heard time after time, and regurgitating old sermons, what does this passage have to say to us today?