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NATHANIEL LEE | Bishop Verryn embodiment of Christianity and love for others

Priest a worthier neighbour than xenophobe McKenzie

Who is my neighbour? The Bible tells us that in response to this question posed by a law expert trying to test him, Jesus narrated the parable of the Good Samaritan.

In this parable, a lone man travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho encounters robbers who beat him up and leave him for dead on the side of the road. He is then passed by three people – a priest who looks away, followed by a Levite who does the same without helping the hapless man. In the unlikeliest of circumstances, a Samaritan, regarded with disdain by the Jews, showed compassion towards the man by tending to his wounds and making provision for his upkeep until his recovery ...

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