Posts Tagged ‘Road to eternal life’

Luke 10:25-37 Neighborly Behavior

Love in action

Love in action

Today we are reading a story that is only found in Luke’s gospel but is so familiar that even non-Christians know of it. This is the story of the Good Samaritan. Instead of dissecting the story I want to look at the man who inspired Jesus to tell it.

The man in question was a lawyer. This would probably make him on of the Pharisees sect. His aim in addressing Jesus was to “put Him to the test” (verse 25a). As any good lawyer will, this man knew the answer to the question before he asked it. He wanted to see what Jesus would answer. Would Jesus go against all that had been taught in the past or fly against religious doctrines? Here was his chance to find out and maybe trap Jesus in the process. Another Wile E. Coyote moment. Read more »