The story does not end on such a grim note, however. Jesus goes on to describe the actions of a Samaritan man who, coming
I've got parables on my mind. Jesus of Nazareth is known as one of the historical masters of the genre, which is odd considering his parables come to us in watered-down written forms compiled and retold decades after his death.
The two women expected their case to go to trial. They planned to show the court their receipt for the soup and explain to the judge that Ms. Ellis is a vegan and never eats meat of any kind, much less a hot dog. But when their case came up, they were told there was not going to be a trial.
A Claremont man was in the Catawba County Jail on Saturday charged with murder after he allegedly fatally shot a good Samaritan
Thanks to his honesty, this hard worker is going to see almost 10 times as much.
There was a man mumbling to himself, pacing on the subway. The crowd was different at this hour, as I rushed from my 8:30 AM class, to my 10:30 AM clinic. I only had three stops on the 5 train, as it whooshed from the Union Square to the Brooklyn Bridge -- City Hall stops.
If a person has a hostile relationship with a neighbor, we don't know if the problem is with one of them, or the other, or some of both. But if someone has a hostile relationship with all his or her neighbors, would you not agree there must be something amiss with that person?
No matter your religious credentials, the test of your faith is not your doctrinal purity, but how you treat others -- especially those who are most vulnerable.
In many corners we hear the same old exhortation that the way to fix poverty and anything else that ails Americans is for us to become a nation of Good Samaritans. But has giving a beggar a coin ever been as effective as creating an economy that provides him or her a good education and a job?
I wanted to hear stories about people who had turned their lives around after being given a chance at housing. As it turned out, Charles' own story was the most inspiring of all.
On March 31, 2014, two young men suddenly appeared in a dark alley in Pittsburgh. Their subsequent encounter with my partner, Allen, changed our lives forever. It turns out Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to have a massive heart attack. But for these two strangers, Allen would undoubtedly have died that night.
The 58-year-old bought four boxes of cookies (we're not sure which kind), according to the Los Altos Town Crier, and even