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NT THEO 220-02 Ch 9 Luke’s Portrait of Jesus In this chapter, we see that Jesus befriends those who are outcast and not respected. It says that he welcomes bad characters such as tax collectors to dine with him, refusing to distinguish deserving guests from undeserving guests. I think that the only reason he was so popular among this crowd was because he accepted them when others would not. This makes me wonder what those who were good people thought. I’m not referring to the wealthy or those in power, but regular people who did the right thing, were devout believers, and did not commit adultery or anything. Was there resentment due to the fact that Jesus didn’t show them any favor or rewards? I know it shouldn’t matter, but I would still be upset. After all, why would I have worked so hard to stay in good graces when I could have been out doing
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Unformatted text preview: whatever I wanted and still get the same treatment? I would like to further discuss conflicting duties. This chapter mentions that Jesus wants us all to be ‘good Samaritans’. However, it also pointed out that helping others can sometimes contradict with other biblical duties. For instance, priests cannot touch the dead because it will make them ritually unclean. My question is what if someone is lying in the floor and a priest cannot tell if they are dead or in need of help? They would have to leave the person so they don’t become unclean. This makes the priests go against their duty to be a good Samaritan though. Which would be the correct thing to do? Should they have followed Torah law or Jesus’ orders?...
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