The story of the Good Samaritan has become dangerous because it is so well-known in our culture. Far too often, we forget the offensive nature of this story. Imagine Jesus speaking to a group of white supremacist. In this version of the Good Samaritan, a member of the Klu Klux Klan is lying in a roadside ditch. A young preacher walks by and avoids making eye contact with the injured man. Next, a fellow member of the klan avoids his brother in arms. Yet, it is an older black man who helps the injured man. The audience would have been horrified with this story. Jesus was not seeking to shock his audience. Instead he was calling them to explore the Kingdom of Heaven.