Friendship Lessons (Good Samaritan)

Categories: Jesus (Parables)

True Friendship (link to Hot Topic), examines how to improve our friendships with others.

After reading the article on True Friendship discuss the following questions:

  • Ask your pupils to retell the parable of The Good Samaritan in modern terms.  Who might be the Levite today? The Priest? The Samaritan? The one in need? 
  • Answer the questions Jesus asked:
    • Who is my neighbor?
    • How can I act neighborly or be a neighbor or friend?
  • Read the last paragraph from the article and answer:
    • How do we love ourselves?
    • Strangers?
    • Friends?
    • And those who make life difficult for us?
    • How can love transform our lives?