I think it is noteworthy that the original story (“The Good Samaritan”) featured a person whom even Jesus believed to be a heretic theologically, and yet the story was told to answer the question of how one might attain eternal life.  How tragic that the formula for salvation for so many today is a misapplication of the quote from John 14:6, and not this beautiful story.

A religious man asked Jesus, "What can I do to have eternal life?"

"Love God and your neighbour," Jesus answered.

Because the man had little love, he asked, "Who is my neighbour?"

Jesus then told a story:

A man was beaten and robbed while travelling between Delhi and Calcutta. He was left by the road half dead.

A Catholic priest saw him, but he was late for mass. So he looked away and passed by.

A Protestant missionary also saw the man, but he was on his way to a Bible study, so he too looked the other way.

Then a Hindu came and helped the man. He took him to a hospital and paid the bill, because the man had no money.

"Now who was a good neighbour?" Jesus asked.

"The Hindu," the religious man replied.

"Then follow his example," Jesus commanded.

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