Jesus’ story of “the good Samaritan” rises out of his discussion with an expert in the Mosaic law. In what has become arguably the best known of the parables, Jesus offers insight into a deeply human question “who is my neighbour”? This is a question we each must ask as individuals and as the church, reflecting on Jesus’ words to consider how Christians have historically answered this question and how we might today via our values of community and authenticity.