Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Parable of the Good TouristA certain woman fell among robbers, who both stripped her and beat her, and departed, leaving her half dead. By chance a certain nun was going down that way. When she saw her, she passed by on the other side. In the same way a certain business woman also, when she came to the place, and saw her, passed by on the other side. But a certain female tourist, as she travelled, came where she was. When she saw her, she was moved with compassion, came to her, and bound up her wounds, pouring on oil and wine. She set her in her rental car, and brought her to her hotel, and took care of her. On the next day, when she departed, she took out two traveler's checks, and gave them to the woman at the desk, and said to her, 'Take care of her. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.' Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to the woman who fell among the robbers?"