Stories about obedience
People often talk about the importance of obedience, especially when it comes to children. But what about stories about obedience? Is there anything we can learn from them?
Obedience is often seen as a positive quality, something that is necessary for a well–ordered society. And while that may be true, obedience can also be a form of control. It can be used to keep people in line, to make them do what we want them to do.
But obedience is not always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it is the only thing that can save someone‘s life.
The story of the Good Samaritan is a perfect example of this. A man is beaten and left for dead by robbers. A Priest and a Levite see him, but they do not stop to help. They are afraid of being hurt themselves. But a Samaritan, a man from a different culture and religion, stops to help. He risks his own safety to save the man‘s life.
The Samaritan‘s act of obedience to a higher law, the law of love, is what makes him a hero. He does not let fear control him, but instead he does what is right.
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