The story of the Good Samaritan is not merely a morality tale, an account of the kind of life we should lead. It is that, but, at the deepest level, it is also a telling of the basic story of sin, fall, and redemption. All of us sinners are the man beaten up and left half-dead by the side of the road. We cannot be saved by law or religion or our own works, but only by Jesus Christ and his grace. This best-known of Jesus’ parables is finally a narrative of salvation.
The Good Samaritan
Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 15
by Bishop Robert BarronJuly 11, 2004
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