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:
Other 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.