Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Good Samaritan - Modern Version

Once upon a time an elderly man was making his way home through the park after a long day at work. Some youths set upon him. They were carrying knives. They mugged him, injured him badly and left him lying in a pool of blood.

A while later a city gent happened to pass by. He looked at the bleeding man on the ground and thought: This may be a trap. If I stop to help him someone might come out from the bushes and attack me. I'd better hurry home.

And so he did.

A few moments later another man happened to come along. He saw the elderly man on the ground and thought: I'd better pretend not to have seen him. If I stop and call the police and ambulance they will ask me a lot of questions. They will want a lot of information. I'll be a witness and I'll probably have to go to Court eventually to say what I saw. I really can't be bothered with all this. I'd better rush home.

And so he did.

A few minutes later a learned man came by. He had studied sociology, philosophy, and many other important subjects and he was now a famous professor at the local University whose opinion and views were often sought on matters of importance. He looked at the injured man on the ground and thought: Whoever did this needs help. They must be from an under-priviledged background and up-bringing. Poor souls!

And he hurried home thinking about modern society and decided to write a paper on crime and poverty.

Moral of the story: Two thousand years after Jesus told a similar story, (Luke 10:25), life hasn’t changed so much in this world.

Father Francis Maple


  1. It is so easy to read passages like the Good Samaritan in the Bible and scoff at how terrible people were. Ironically it still happens today. Probably just as much if not more.

    God Bless you.

    1. Nothing changes with the years does it? People still don't care (generally) even now.

      God bless you Michael.

  2. Come on VICTOR NOW!?

    What do YA wants US (usual sinners) to do? For Moses and Elijah spoke with Jesus! Did they not speak with him? Jesus spoke to his apostles about his glory! Did they not listen to what he said? That is to say, did they not speak of his Passion, his Cross, which the prophets had always called his glory also? NOW! Because Jesus loved HIS apostle John and James just to name a couple who believed they could eventually as "MAN" drink his cup and ...........................................


    Go Figure folks! :)

    Victor # 1 is really a great story teller and we Christian Catholics are very lucky to have him on our side. Are we not NOW?

    As usual i ask that you keep praying for all of sinner vic's spiritual and reality cells. (LOL!)

    God Bless



God bless you.