As I did several days age, I am going to share several of my students' versions of perhaps Jesus' best known parable, the Good Samaritan. I try not to put too many constraints on their efforts. Here is a sampling for your edification! I hate to show partiality but I think Tosin's is one of the funniest things I have ever had a student write. And, I'm not bragging...but she played basketball for me!
"A girl was shopping in the mall, wearing her six inch stiletto heels, when she fell and twisted her ankle. A group of girls saw her screaming in pain and took her bags. A clerk from Hollister saw her lying on the ground and thought, 'Hey! I don't have to help- she had an attitude with me!' The clerk walked around her. Next, her boyfriend and a group of his friends saw her on the floor. She thought that help had come! Her boyfriend's friends asked him, 'Dude, isn't that your girl?' The boyfriend thought, 'Man, this could really mess up my rep!' He says, 'No- just a wannabe!' Then, one of the boys from the Chess Club saw her and immediately bandaged her and took her to the nearest hospital..and she was all better.
PS: A week later, they started dating!"
"A Union soldier was cleaning his gun improperly after a battle. A gunsmith walks by, thinking, 'The next time he discharges his gun, it will explode and kill him.' A fellow Union soldier walks by and laughs at how he is cleaning his gun. A Confederate soldier, taken as a POW, stops and show the Union soldier how to properly clean the firearm. The Confederate soldier stopped to help the Union soldier because he reminded him of his son at home."
"Once a Labrador got into a fight with a poodle on a construction sight and the poodle won. The president of the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) comes and makes a video to get donations but leaves the wounded dog there. Then, the president of the American Kennel Club comes and takes the dog's collar and sells it on E-bay. Finally, Michael Vick, out on parole, comes and heals the dog and then throws a Frisbee with him."
Applicable quote of the day:
"Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even."
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