In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus describes a man that was beaten, robbed, and left to die. While bleeding, naked on the side of the road, this man was stepped over by a priest and a Levite, who saw him in his brokenness and not only ignored him, but passed to the other side of the road. Then a Samaritan arrived and was immediately moved to action.
The scripture states that the Samaritan saw this man in his brokenness, and “he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.” (Luke 10:34).
After Jesus shares this story, he asks “which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” After the expert in the law responded with, “the one who had mercy on him was his neigbor.” Jesus replied, “Go and do likewise.”