Posts Tagged ‘good samaritan’

Samaritans on brink of extinction

Monday, July 12th, 2021

The religion best known from the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan who helped an injured traveller on the road to Jericho is on the brink of extinction. The Samaritans were once a community, with at least a million people in biblical times living across what we know today as the Middle East. Today, only Read more

Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others. “If you go down the street and see a homeless man lying there and you pass by without looking at him, or you think: ‘Eh, Read more

Priest reminds GOP convention of Good Samaritan

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A Catholic priest has reminded the Republican Party national convention in the United States of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Msgr Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the convention in Cleveland on July 18. The prayer lasted three minutes. The prayer included a request for blessings and inspiration for the Read more

Compassion made easy

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

All the major religions place great importance on compassion. Whether it’s the parable of the good Samaritan in Christianity, Judaism’s “13 attributes of compassion” or the Buddha’s statement that “loving kindness and compassion is all of our practice,” empathy with the suffering of others is seen as a special virtue that has the power to Read more