The Parable of the Good Samaritan is perhaps one of the most familiar Bible stories. Ask anyone in the streets and they’d most likely know of it. It’s so well-known that the phrase, ‘A Good Samaritan’ is now used to describe the extension of help and kindness to strangers. However, when Jesus told this parable, His intention was not to instruct us on ethics, but to answer a theological question. With its common usage, have we also forgotten what this parable was intended for?