The Good Samaritan by Vincent Van Gogh

When The Good Samaritan helped a Levite Jew out of the ditch, he broke the tribal code, a radical act for his time. While this sounds like a simple minded morality tale to modern ears—loving, helping, caring for the stranger has never been easy for human beings, to understate the case. If it were the case, the Jews and the Palestinians would be holding hands right now, drinking coca-cola, and exchanging folk dances . But obviously, today we still live…