Illustrating the Allegorical Reading of the Bible Using the Good Samaritan Story

Posted June 29, 2016 12:44 pm by Editor

The biblical authors used allegory to help the reader to “acquire a more profound understanding of events by recognizing their significance in Christ”, according to the Catechism (CCC 117). As a result, when we read the Bible, don’t lose sight of the allegorical meanings that many of its stories carry – meanings that point us directly or indirectly to Christ himself. How do we understand the Good Samaritan story (Luke 10:25-37) allegorically? What is its significance in Christ? According to Pope Benedict XVI, we will find the answers to these questions if the story is understood in the following manner

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