Description: The Parable of the Good Samaritan is perhaps the most popular of Jesus’ parables. It has big production value, the villains are religious figures, and the hero is unlikely, to say the least. There’s plenty of drama too—robbery, violence, rescue, suspense, and grace. But in this video, nobody’s life is at stake … there isn’t even a robbery. This parable communicates many things, but fundamentally the story rests on the truth that Christ calls us to help others. And in reimagining this story for our contemporary culture, this video explores our work life and occupational relationships.
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ 36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”