Luke 10:25–37 – "The Fragrance of Compassion" – Kerry Kaino

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think the expert in the law might have been trying to do when he asked Jesus the question, “And who is my neighbor?” (v. 29)

2. Why do you think Jesus spoke of a Samaritan rather than a Jew as the one who cared for the injured man? What significance, if any, did that add to the power of the parable?

3. At what points in the parable might the Samaritan have encountered an “easy out”, and limited his care for the injured man?

4. In what ways are we like or unlike the Samaritan?

5. In what ways can we today “go and do likewise”? What makes this difficult? What can help us to move to some point(s) of action?