Ah, the story of the Good Samaritan. It’s one of the most told and retold parables in the entire Bible. It’s one part reminder that we need to see everyone around us a remarkable and precious creations and another part challenge to show love in action and deed. Although the Samaritan gave generously, few could argue that the unfortunate traveler had a very complicated need. He needed medical help and transport. That’s pretty cut and dry, isn’t it? Few of our neighbors (both literal and metaphorical) have such, how shall we say, obvious needs. Sometimes they need more than that, sometimes less. But how are we to love our neighbors the Good Samaritan way, when the needs aren’t quite so blatant? How can we live out the principles of the Good Samaritan parable in our present day and time? Hopefully that is a question many of us are grappling with, as it’s a fundamental part of any close walk with God. Here are 5 ways to start with, although there are many, many more.