David Beckham praised as the Good Samaritan

You  may have read in a couple of newspapers over the weekend about how David Beckham, ex-Manchester United, LA Galaxy and England footballer, wife of the fashion designer and ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, had helped an elderly lady who fell over and banged her head at the side of the pavement. The Daily Mail headline said that when he offered the bottle of water he was being a good Samaritan. Photographs showed him pulling over to the side of the road when he saw the emergency:

good-samaritanOther news websites who reported the story repeatedly referred to David being a Good Samaritan… A five minute YouTube video from the Mormon channel tells you the Parable of the Good Samaritan which you can find in the Bible in Luke 10: 25-37.

The parable can teach Christians to care for others and show agape love (unconditional love to others simply because they are human). This means that in GCSE exam questions about  Christians opinions on medical ethics such as euthanasia, abortion, IVF, genetic engineering, transplant surgery; or how to use natural resources and the environment when it impacts future generations; or whether to go to war or not; or whether punishment should bring reform and reparation; you might refer to the Parable of the Good Samaritan as making a Christian act in a way to help others and show agape.



2 thoughts on “David Beckham praised as the Good Samaritan

  1. David Beckham is well respected and loved across the world so an act such as this would have a big effect on people and show them that it doesn’t take a lot to be kind to somebody. It doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have, you should be generous and helpful.


  2. I think this is a very interesting article as it shows that anyone can help anyone all you need to do is be there for others even if you don’t know them.


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