By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director
Familiar to most people, the parable of the Good Samaritan seems to cut across all cultural and religious lines. Who among us, whatever faith tradition or lack thereof, would not help the stranger in crisis? Who would forsake the lost child, the thirsty traveler, the injured victim? Responding to the needy is not a moral imperative relegated to Christians alone, but is embedded in the instinct of every person. We are “wired” to defend and protect the vulnerable, recognizing the inherent value of all human life. They are us. We are they.
Ironically, in a recent debate, “Christian abortionist” Dr. Willie Parker twisted the parable of the Good Samaritan to defend his abhorrent practice.