The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25 – 37
One day, a lawyer put Jesus to the test. He said, “I know the law says to love God with all my heat and to love my neighbour as myself. But who is my neighbour?
Jesus told him this parable:
“A man was on his way to the city of Jericho. Some robbers beat him They sole everything he had.
“The man was hurt. He needed help. Along came a priest. The priest saw the man, but he did not stop. along came a helper in the temple. He saw the man but did not stop. along came a Samaritan man. When he saw the hurt man, he stopped. The Samaritan man cleaned up the man’s wounds.”
“He lifted the man onto his donkey and took him down the road to an inn. They stayed at the inn. The Samaritan man took care of the hurt man all night long,” said Jesus.
“In the morning, the Samaritan man gave the innkeeper two silver coins and said, ‘Take good care of him until I return.'”
When Jesus had finished the story, he asked, “which one of the three men was the true neighbour?” The lawyer answered, “The one who took care of the hurt man.” Jesus said, “Go and do as he did.”
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The children then reflected on the story,
‘That story is very nice and kind.’ – Sonny
‘That story is about Jesus.’ – Dimitra
‘One day I fell and Eva helped me’ – Navya
‘I fell down and got hurt and someone took me to the office’ – Tanish
‘Anya is my friend, she is good and nice to me like the good Samaritan’ – Sierra
‘I almost fell and Kobe and Richard and Jesus helped me’ – Oliver
‘God and my friends help me’ – Mya
‘When I got hurt my little brother helped me’ – Kobe B
‘When I fell over Anya helped me’ – Maddison
The children then used the 100 languages to retell the story in a way that they thought they could retell it best. Some children decided that they would like to role play the story, while others used the laptop to create a book about the story, some used the dolls to retell the story and others felt comfortable illustrating the story.
‘The Good Samaritan is carrying the injured baby!’ – Sonny
‘I am a Good Samaritan, I’m helping Jacob because he is hurt.’ – Jacob B.
‘I am giving Navya some food, because she is hurt and needs help.’ – Daniel
‘I am paying the man at the hotel to look after Navya.’ – Eva.
‘It’s what the man did in the story.’ – Navya.
‘This is me, I got hurt and I died but the Good Samaritans are here to help me.’ – Oliver.
‘I am the donkey giving Jacob a ride because he is hurt.’ – Kobe B.
‘Jesus got hurt and the Good Samaritan helped him.’ – Mia.
‘My mummy got hurt in a fire and I helped her like the Good Samaritan.’ – Khyle.
‘This was hurt and these two bad men just walked past. The Good Samaritian is going to help.’ – Nikolas.
‘This person is hurt and The Good Samaritian is helping.’ – Jacob B.
‘This is the Good Samaritan and this person is hurt, and these are the two people who just walk past and don’t help.’ – Carmelo.
‘This person is the Good Samaritan. There was a man who got hurt, and then two people just walked passed and they didn’t do anything. Then the Good Samaritan walked past and the Good Samaritan helped him.’ – Sierra.
‘This is Jesus, he got hurt and then the Good Samaritan helped him.’ – Anya.