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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