At Holy Trinity love is at the heart of all we do and through love we believe in ourselves, and achieve our goals.
There are no outsiders at Holy Trinity, just as through the parable of The Good Samaritan we learn about neighbourly love.
The parable of the Good Samaritan
“In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus uses the example of the Jew and the Samaritan, who would not ordinarily have been friendly towards each other. However, out of all those who could have helped the Jew, only the Samaritan did. Jesus tells of a man who was travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho and was attacked by robbers on the way. He was badly beaten and left for dead.
The first person to pass the injured man was a priest, who crossed the road and continued walking.
The second person to pass the injured man was a Levite, a priest’s assistant. He also crossed the road and continued walking without helping the man.
The third person to come by was a Samaritan, a person from Samaria. The Samaritans were hated by the Jews. When the Samaritan saw the man, he took pity on him. He bandaged him and cleaned his wounds. He then put him on the back of his donkey and took him to an innkeeper, whom he paid to look after him.
The parable ends with Jesus giving a commandment to go out and do the same as the Samaritan had done. This teaching of loving one’s enemies is also reflected in Matthew's Gospel.”