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This is one of a number of monologues that I have written for use in worship or some other reflective purpose. This one deals with the events in the parable of the good Samaritan from the point of view of an inn keeper who has heard a rumour of the tale.

An Innkeeper Tells a Tall Tale
Luke 10: 25-37

Yes, that’s a good one. But you’re not the only one with a funny story, I can tell you. Why, only the other day I heard one that’s going around all over the place at the moment. Come here, let me tell you. You see there’s  this innkeeper up Jericho way and he had the most extraordinary experience the other day. This guy brought this other guy in hung across the back of his donkey. The second guy was really in a bad way. Not only had he been robbed common enough in that part of the world but, because he hadn’t had a lot on him, the thieving thugs had given him a right going over. When they’d had their fun they’d even taken the clothes off his back and left him for dead at the side of the

You might think that as the road was quite busy that he’d soon been seen and given a helping hand by another passer by. But the bloke whose donkey it was told a different tale. By the time he arrived on the scene and that was a couple of hours later mark you lots of people had seen the body lying there at the side of the road. But none of them had stopped. They just kept their distance and went on about their business as fast as they could.


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