Opening Our Eyes to Human Suffering

A Closer Look

• Both the Priest and Levite came to a place of violence and suffering. They witnessed profound human suffering and passed by on the other side. • The Samaritan does the opposite. He witnessed human suffering and had compassion on him. • Jesus uses these stark examples to describe what neighbor love looks like and instructs his disciples to follow the example of the Samaritan. • The story illustrates how people can see suffering and yet fail to show the compassion necessary to make things better.

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