The Scandal of the Samaritan – Jonathan Martin
In the parables, Jesus revealed grace through scandal. The parable of the Good Samaritan is much more shocking than we see because of our familiarity and hesitation to modernize parables as it may lead us to the “dangerous” place of being out of control, disordered, and disrupted. This is how it is with all the parables — multi-layered challenges to our desire for order and understanding. They bring “disillusionment that creates space where we need God to reveal truth to us.” Are we willing to be scandalized?