There was a man who was walking along the road. Thieves came, beat him up, took all his belongings, and left him to die. A Samaritan saw him, bandaged his wounds, and brought him to an inn where he could get well.
But before the Samaritan could continue on his journey, the innkeeper told him that he could not keep the man because of the liability issue, so the Samaritan took him home. The man, still dazed but recovering, sued the Samaritan for bringing him to an unlicensed facility and for inflicting emotional distress.
Celebrities highlighted the case of the incompetent Samaritan on their daytime talk shows and on Entertainment Tonight. Democrats promised to hold hearings into the Samaritan’s embarrassing lack of planning and alleged animus toward the man.
Some time later, thieves came upon another man along the road. There was no Samaritan to help him.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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