Friendship – we will always be kind and friendly to each other
The story that supports us in this value is.....
'The good Samaritan'
The story the Good Samaritan is one of the parables of Jesus. He tells it in response to a question from a lawyer, who asks him ‘Who is my neighbour?’ The story concerns a traveller on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho, who is attacked, robbed and left half-dead by the roadside.
Two other travellers, one a priest and the other a Temple lawyer or musician (Levite), both come across the injured man but decide to pass by on the other side. Finally, it is an outsider – a man from Samaria, which was a country that the Jews despised – who decides to stop and show compassion towards the man, who had been attacked. He takes him to a safe place and provides for his recovery.
The lawyer and Jesus’ listeners must have been very shocked by this story, which showed that this outsider better understood and fulfilled God’s command to love than those who were meant to be God’s chosen people.