Consider How the Story of the Good Samaritan Relates to the Way Churches are Responding to Abuse Victims

This announcement is somewhat of a reminder to me, but also a request for everyone to be thinking about the parable of the Good Samaritan. How does this Scripture expose and convict so many pastors and churches and professing Christians of being the priest and Levite who passed by the man who had been beaten and robbed?

Here is the text. I will be writing a post about it soon:

Luk 10:30-37  Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.  (31)  Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.  (32)  So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  (33)  But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.  (34)  He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.  (35)  And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’  (36)  Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”  (37)  He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

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