The Parable Of The Good Samaritan

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I have decided to lock my doors so no one would interrupt me, and I have told everyone in my household that I am working on a very important assignment. I have confined myself in my room turned off every electronics to keep myself from free of distraction. The direction required me to read the Parable of the Good Samaritan in at least two different versions of the Bible. Therefore, I decided to read this passage with New International Version, The Message by Eugene Peterson, English Standard Version, and Korean Revised Version. I decided to read in Korean as well because I wanted to have better verbatim understanding of the passage. After reading the passage for three times in each version, I reflected on my role as a Christian and my understanding of a neighbor. Reading through this passage, the definition of neighbor for me is one who is in need of help. My role as a Christian is embedded in Luke 10:37. In the passage, a man who was attacked by robbers needed help. The neighbor to the wounded man in the passage was “The one who had mercy on him” (Luke 10:37, NIV). In this translation of the Bible, the role of the neighbor is one who have mercy on others. When I reflect on the word “mercy”, I think about God’s Grace on us. Paul writes in Ephesians 2:4-5 that “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved“ (ESV). God showed his mercy
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