Why did Jesus tell the Parable of the Good Samaritan? To answer a trick question from a lawyer who asked Jesus “who is my neighbour?”
But what was the sting in the tail? How does Jesus ‘turn the tables’ on his opponent? By helping him, and us, realise its not a question of who my neighbour is, but rather what kind of neighbour am I to anyone I meet?
This short message was delivered at the annual Christ Church School Service on Sunday 7th March 2010.