Good Samaritan Quotes

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Timothy J. Keller
“We instinctively tend to limit for whom we exert ourselves. We do it for people like us, and for people whom we like. Jesus will have none of that. By depicting a Samaritan helping a Jew, Jesus could not have found a more forceful way to say that anyone at all in need - regardless of race, politics, class, and religion - is your neighbour. Not everyone is your brother or sister in faith, but everyone is your neighbour, and you must love your neighbour.”
Timothy Keller, Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just

Martin Luther King Jr.
“On the parable of the Good Samaritan: "I imagine that the first question the priest and Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But by the very nature of his concern, the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love

Molly Friedenfeld
“A Spiritual Samaritan lives knowing that if we were to leave this world tomorrow, we were the best humans we could be and we touched the lives of as many souls as possible. We are not asked to be perfect. We are asked to make a difference.”
Molly Friedenfeld

Anthony Liccione
“It seems it doesn't pay to be good anymore, when people are short-changing you for evil.”
Anthony Liccione

J. Cornell Michel
“I’m just trying to do my part to save the world.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Richelle E. Goodrich
“At times we feel outnumbered in our attempts to improve the world—to brighten and beautify, to preserve and heal and do what’s best for humanity. Selfless efforts can start to feel beleaguering, discouraging, even pointless with so little support. It is at these times I remind myself that I would rather be the last Good Samaritan standing than to join the ranks of selfish multitudes creating misery.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Anthony Liccione
“The humankind is far from being human, and much further kind.”
Anthony Liccione

T.F. Hodge
“A lone wolf sees the wisdom in guarding the sheep and hunting their predators.”
T.F. Hodge

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The humanitarian is a treasure hunter seeking gems of remedy and appreciation.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Richelle E. Goodrich
“As a child, I once suffered a bad fall that resulted in scratched palms and scraped knees. I remember how badly it stung, the cold air hitting my bleeding wounds; I felt that I couldn’t stand up for the pain. Through a veil of tears, I recall a kind hand reaching for me and helping me to my feet. My knees and palms were washed clean, and I remember thinking that for the rest of my life, I wanted to help people stand back up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Jo Victor
“Perhaps one of these days she'd surprise herself and not actually do the thing that was right and proper and best for all concerned. And probably give herself heart failure from the shock.”
Jo Victor, Romance by the Book

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Not everyone who has helped or is helping you wanted or wants to help you.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Brian D. McLaren
“[In the story of the Good Samaritan,] everybody knows the robber is bad--but doesn't Jesus also imply an indictment on the priest and Levite? . . . The priest and Levite are over here. They are 'righteous' in a superficial way. They don't rob anybody. They're not like that lousy criminal who is over here, on the bad end of the line. Do you see it? That's the line we modern Christians try to live on the right end of it . . . The Samaritan traveler lives on a higher level, altogether. The issue isn't who is wrong or righteous; that's obvious. The issue is who is truly good.”
Brian D. McLaren, A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey

Brian D. McLaren
“To be truly good means more than not robbing people . . . To be truly good means more than being righteously religious . . . To be truly good means being a good neighbor. . . . And to be a good neighbor means recognizing that there are ultimately no strangers. . . . Everybody is my neighbor! . . . Everybody is my brother! . . . There are no isolated monads wounded on the other side of the street! . . . We're all connected.”
Brian D. McLaren, A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey