Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Good Samaritan

It was explained to me at one point that the story of the Good Samaritan is also a story about mankind and God. Jesus is the Samaritan and that symbolizes our self-imposed alienation from Him. He pours oil and wine on the wounds of the man laying in the road, just as oil and wine are used to heal our spiritual wounds in the sacraments. The inn is the Church where we rest and the innkeeper is Peter and his successors. I realized how well this part fits when I stopped and thought about how the Samaritan charged the innkeeper to care for the beaten man, just as Jesus charged Peter to care for His "lambs" at the end of St John's Gospel.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Thank you for your comments Mr Athanasius contra mundo. Yes africa will be better when Her leaders do away with corruption. and absolute powers. I am stephen from south eastern part of Nigeria predominantly christians and catholic to be precise. am a student and 25. how is your family hope fine. and the army and idaho. i have a catholic blogger friend from your America i will like you to know him too he is such a kind hearted and humble catholic and a formal military i guess.his name is Mr john bowden. his blog name is Adjutorium Nostrum +++ In Nomine Domini url please visit him. i hope to read from you again God Bless.