The Good Samaritan (Luke 10)

By Caitlin Pifer
Podcast Episode

We’re continuing our series that looks at Jesus as a person. This week, we talk about the parable of the good Samaritan in Luke 10.

"It’s remarkable that the Samaritan man pays for an extended time of care. Not a small amount of money. He hands over $300 to this innkeeper and says he’s going to come back and pay any additional costs. This is a 9.9 of love!"


"The point of the parable is not just to be like the good Samaritan – Jesus is driving at our tribalism."


"Paganism is just how do you do life well without Jesus. You need a tribe. You need safety, you need community, you need to maintain justice. If someone gets you, you get them back. It’s the world of hate. The sermon on the mount is a slam into paganism. At the heart of it is Jesus’ command to love your enemy."

If you’re interested in going deeper into the material we discussed today, look at lesson one of Unit 1, The Person of Jesus: Compassion. Learn more at seeJesus.net/PersonOfJesus.