This is our stunning and widely inspiring Good Samaritan Resin Statuette. The challenging story of the Good Samaritan is beautifully captured in this resin statuette by a Colorado artist. This statuette measures 4.5 inches high, 3.25 inches wide, and 2.75 inches deep. This statuette is the ideal gift for the “Good Samaritans” who have crosses our paths. This statuette is also popular in many Catholic hospitals nationwide as an ideal service award to honor those who model the Good Samaritan in their lives and in their professional work.
A Sign of Contradiction
We tend to overlook the fact that “Samaritan” was almost a term of derision in the time of Jesus. Substitute your own favorite epithet for those whom you do not like (“liberal,” “conservative,” “socialist,” “atheist,” etc.) and hear this gospel reading of the “Good Samaritan” anew. You might be startled at how challenging this parable actually is! This story, then, challenges our assumptions about those in need of care, those who give care, and ultimately even about ourselves! This beautifully hand-crafted resin statuette – fashioned by a Colorado artist – is a fitting gift indeed to recognize those worthy of honor. But this is also a gift most suited to challenge the givers of the gift, to emulate those who are being honored.
The Good Samaritan – Luke 10:30-37
Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”