fluffy wrote:Except, uh, Samaritans were a people who were entirely reviled back in Jesus' day. The point of the allegory was that even though someone may be a Samaritan they could still be friendly and altruistic.
I was referring to the modern day organisation which field calls from the distressed and suicidal and try and cheer up their surroundings. Maybe you don't have those in the States. Your interpretation works too.