Good Samaritan Ministries breaks ground on first housing development

Attendees clap after Good Samaritan and Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity break ground on a new housing development May 24, 2018, on State Street in Holland.

"Good Samaritan" is a label often used to describe someone acting selflessly to benefit others, even if a total stranger.

Some may recognize that the phrase has its origin in a biblical story, one of Jesus' parables recounted in the Book of Luke, Chapter 10. In this story, a traveler from the Samaritan community, a Middle Eastern ethnic and religious group, happens upon a man who had been robbed and beaten by the side of the road.

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Barb

Very enlightening article. (or, things I never learned in Sunday School)

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