Helping others was something Jesus did on a daily basis. He was constantly approached by people, but He always found time to stop what He was doing to help those in need. This is a lesson we must learn if we want to be anything like Jesus, our savior.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN
While Jesus was teaching one day, a man in crowd tried to test him to see if he would give a wrong answer. He asked Jesus, what he must do to inherit eternal life.
Jesus, who knew man was a lawyer, told him to follow law, which says to love God and love your neighbor. In order to justify himself, lawyer asked who his neighbor was. Jesus then responded with this parable.
Luke 10:30-37 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at place, came and looked on him, and passed by on other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
To Jews of Jesus' time there was no such thing as a "good Samaritan." Jews and Samaritans hated each other for religious and political reasons. The fact that it was a Samaritan who helped Jewish man shows we are all neighbors. It also shows that God is interested in showing mercy rather than maintaining prejudice.
Not to mention fact that Jewish priest and Levite who are temple assistants, and are usually recognized as servants of God didn't lift a finger to help man who was badly beaten.