Thought For the Week

"Thought for Sunday 14 July 2019"

How does the Parable of the Good Samaritan end? Does the man who was attacked fully recover? Was he even grateful that the Samaritan – his mortal enemy - had helped him? Did he ever learn the identity of his rescuer? Like all the best stories, Jesus’ story of the man rescued by an enemy, known as the parable of the Good Samaritan, ends on something of a cliff-hanger. This is deliberate. Jesus wants us to continue to contemplate the story; He wants us to place ourselves within it.

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