Reflection: Parable of The Good Samaritan

Silhouette of Jesus giving helping hand

Todd continues our exploration of what Jesus taught by using parables. In this episode, we look at the widely known parable of the Good Samaritan. Even if you don’t know the story, you probably know the term.

But what does it really mean? What was Jesus trying to teach us? And who, exactly, is our “neighbor”?

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In this episode, Todd mentions the Valley of Doves. Positioned between Jerusalem and Jericho, it is believed this may have been the setting Jesus had in mind for his story. The images below are from that area and may provide some further insight into the story shared by Jesus.

Valley of Doves 1

Valley of Doves 2

Published by Todd Seifert

I serve in communications ministry in The United Methodist Church. I love to tell stories, share the good news of Jesus Christ and, along the way, play with the camera from time to time. I'm a sinner trying desperately to do this thing we call life the best I can.

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