Parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’
This is the parable of the Good Samaritan that I have heard sometime back from Ravi Zacharias. In a story, this aspiring preacher shared his favourite parable from the Bible. I have posted in my previous blog before and I thought it will be fun to share it here as another form of theological resource. It is a classic example of how we can cobble up different Bible verses to say what we want to say. And it goes like this:
The Parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’
Once there was this man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. He fell among thorns, and the thorns spring up and choked him. And as he went on, he didn’t have money, and he met the Queen of Sheba. She gave him 1,000 talents of gold and 100 changes of raiment. And he got into a chariot and drove furiously, and when he was driving under a big juniper tree, his hair caught on a limb of that tree, and he hung there many days, and the ravens brought him food to eat and water to drink, and he ate 5,000 loaves of bread and two fishes.
One night when he was hanging there asleep, his wife Delilah came along and cut off his hair. And he dropped, and fell on stony ground. But he got up and went on. And it began to rain, and it rained forty days and forty nights. And he hid himself in a cave, and he lived on locust and wild honey.
Then he went on ‘til he met a servant who said, “Come, take supper at my house.” And he made an excuse and said, “No, I won’t. I have married a wife, and I can’t go.” And the servant went out in the highways and in the hedges and compelled him to come in.
After supper, he went on and came on down to Jericho. And when he got there, he looked up and saw old Queen Jezebel sitting down way up high in a window. She laughed at him. Then he said, “Throw her down again.” They threw her down seventy times seven. And of the fragments that remained they picked up twelve baskets full, besides women and children. And they said, “Blessed are the piecemakers.” Now, whose wife do you think she will be in the Judgment Day?”