31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
The good Samaritan is a lesson that shows that the ones that we think is the scum of the Earth can be the kindest people you ever meet. Preachers teach on how that Samaritan was the true picture of giving Christ wanted us to be, but for some reason they never want to bring up the priest and the Levite that passed by. These two crossed the road to get away from the man. I guess they were like some preachers are today. They want to preach the message of compassion and giving but when the drunk stumbles through the door they and thier congregation have actions that say otherwise. They have become the Levite and priest who would rather act like they saw nothing so they did not have to help. Why have we become that way? Jesus himself said to be more like the Samaritan who the Jews looked at as dogs. He did not care about who the man was, his past, nor what actions led him to this point. He only cared about helping. Stop being like the first two and become the good Samaritan.
A Priest, A Levite, And A Samaritan Walk Down A Road.