Parable of the Good Samaritan. The Greatest Commandment. 10 things.

Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Greatest Commandment

10 Things [1]




The very important Parable of the Good Samaritan, only in Luke, is read this year today, Nov 15/28 2010, the first day of the Fast for the Nativity of our Savior.

It is discussed in ten main points. It is always read in or near the Nativity Fast, appropriately, since it may be the finest exposition of incarnational theology in the Gospels.It may be the finest exposition  of incarnational theology in the Gospels. Its intricate incarnational and moral theology is discussed. The symbolism of the parable is discussed – everything mentioned means something significant. Truly, this is a parable we should contemplate deeply.


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