Archive for October, 2012


Good Samaritan

One day Jesus was preaching to us when just as Jesus was finishing a lawyer stood up and tested Jesus by saying “Teacher” he said to us “What must I achieve to inherit eternal life?” He said to Jesus. Jesus answered with “You shall love your Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. Plus love your neighbour as yourself.”

Wanting to justify himself the Lawyer asked “Then who is my neighbour?” Jesus answered with “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will repay you for any extra expense you may have.’ Which of these do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He asked “The one who showed him mercy.” Replied the Lawyer and Jesus said to him “Go and do the same”

This Parable gives a great meaning as it teaches us to love our neighbour as ourselves even if we do not know them or are sworn enemies we should take pity on their downfalls and help. In our daily lives this means we could help out by giving change to the poor, helping others with their needs like helping with work or help cheer them up.

The Parable of the good samaritan teaches us to make good and helpful decisions in our daily lives because we would expect the same if we needed help. In the Parable three people walked past the hurt person. A priest walked past him but did not help. A Levite walked past but did not take pity on him but then a Samaritan walked past him and took pity so helped him with his needs

One day i was on the way to the market to buy myself some fruit after a while of saving up when i saw a poor homeless person begging on the sidewalk. I took pity on him and gave him my money that I was going to spend on fruit.

As soon as Jesus, John and I left the synagogue, we entered the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. Jesus went and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve us.

That evening, at sundown, they brought to Jesus all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

My name is James the son of Zebedee. I was born in Bethsaida in the 1st Century. There is no information on what james did before he became a follower of Jesus but he and his brother lived in a sea side fishing village along the shores of the sea of Galilee. This may imply that he could of been a fisherman. In the book of mark it made a reference to “hired servants” this could imply that his family were quite wealthy. James was one of the first Apostles. In the Synoptic gospels it states that James and John were with their father on the shore when Jesus called them to follow him. James was one of the three Apostles chosen to see Jesus’ transfiguration.Image