Parable of the Good Samaritan
This week we’ll be reading, reflecting, and responding to the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Read Luke 10:25-37.
Sunday, April 1. Happy Easter!
Read: Luke 10:25-37
Introduction: This parable challenges our understanding of mercy and compassion. It offers a way of living as a Christian disciple in relation to people in need. The way of God is the way of compassion and active help for those in need, even at personal risk, even against cultural expectations of what is proper.
There are no questions to respond to on Sundays.
Throughout the week, we will focus on the following reflections of reality…
Monday, April 2
Read: Luke 10:25
Reflect & Respond: What must you do to inherit eternal life?
Tuesday, April 3
Read: Luke 10:26-28
Reflect & Respond: Where did you love God and your neighbor today?
Wednesday, April 4
Read: Luke 10:29
Reflect & Respond: How do you answer the question, “Who is my neighbor?”
Thursday, April 5
Read: Luke 10:30-32
Reflect & Respond: Do you do more often do what is right or follow the rules? Why?
Friday, April 6
Read: Luke 10:33-35
Reflect & Respond: How will you be a blessing through an act of mercy today?
Saturday, April 7
Read: Luke 10:36-37
Reflect & Respond: Where will you “go and do likewise”?
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What Parable is Next?
April 8: Parable of the Rich Fool – 12:13-21
April 15: Parable of the Great Banquet – 14:15-24
April 22: Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin – 15:1-10
April 29: Parable of the Lost Son – 15:11-31 – Part One (Focus upon 15:11-24)
May 6: Parable of the Lost Son – 15:11-32 – Part Two (Focus upon 15:25-32)
May 13: Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Luke 18:9-14
Response to Luke 10:25
What must you do to inherit eternal life?
1. As much as possible, hold your mind and thoughts in a state of constant prayer.
2. Be a welcoming and approachable figure to everyone you come into contact with known and unknown.
3. Overlook the shortcomings of others as I would hope that they would do the same for me
Where did you love God and your neighbor today?
1. As I do every morning – as I do every morning – I love God by setting aside time to be with him as soon as I rise and before I leave my bedside.
2. I loved my neighbor as I love any and all people: I encountered a neighbor of mine who is always quite irritating, but I was generous with my patience and listened attentively instead of passing judgement on him or his comments.