But a certain Samaritan, being on a journey, came where he lay, and seeing him was moved with pity.
He went to him, and dressed his wounds with oil and wine and bound them up. Then placing him on his own mule he brought him to an inn, where he bestowed every care on him.
The next day he took out two shillings and gave them to the innkeeper. "`Take care of him,' he said, `and whatever further expense you are put to, I will repay it you at my next visit.'
"Which of those three seems to you to have acted like a fellow man to him who fell among the robbers?"
"The one who showed him pity," he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."
As they pursued their journey He came to a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed Him to her house.
She had a sister called Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet and listened to His teaching.
Martha meanwhile was busy and distracted in waiting at table, and she came and said, "Master, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do all the waiting? Tell her to assist me."
"Martha, Martha," replied Jesus, "you are anxious and worried about a multitude of things;
and yet only one thing is really necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion and she shall not be deprived of it."