A Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion. “The man who rescued me was a Samaritan, but I’m a Jew.   Why did he even bother to help me?” You can imagine the victim in this parable asking a question like this. Acrimony between Jews and Samaritans had existed for centuries, so these two would have considered each other sworn enemies.   The hatred was so intense that both Jewish and Samaritan leaders had told their people...