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Imagine it this way

July 13, 2016

I’ve been trying to think of Luke 10:30-37, the parable of the Good Samaritan, a new way.  Imagine if it was this that Jesus said.  My scandalous amending of the ESV translation is in brackets.

“…A [transgender person] was going [into the men’s bathroom because it was required] and he fell among [LGBT-haters] who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a [pastor] was going [into the men’s room] and, when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  So likewise a [church elder], when he came to the [ men’s room] and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a [Muslim man], as he entered, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, [and gave him first aid]. Then he [put him in his own car] and brought him to a [Holiday] inn and took care of him.  And the next day he took out [his wallet] and gave [some money] to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’  Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the [transgender person]?”  He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

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