Event: Southwest Symposium 2003

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN: Orthodoxy, Priesthood, Temple

Like intricately cut diamonds, Jesus’s parables offer multiple refractions on many intersecting issues. In the case of the parable of the Good Samaritan, I find many implications for issues such as race, finances, taxes, health insurance, temple, priesthood, orthodoxy, and love. Besides encouraging us to practice opportunistic and down- to-earth compassion, this parable subtly undercuts …

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