Small part of an article by fr. Timothy Radcliffe, o.p. the former master of the Dominican order.
An experiment was carried out in New York. A group of seminarians were asked to prepare a homily on the parable of the Good Samaritan, as part of learning how to preach. They prepared their texts in one building and then had to walk down the street to a studio, where it was recorded on video. An actor was dressed up as a wounded man lying on the pavement covered with blood, begging for help. 80% of them walked passed him and did not even see him. They studied the parable and even composed beautiful words about it, but they could walk by the wounded man and ignore him.
HOW CAN WE BE THE GOOD SAMARITAN TO HELP OTHERS THAT WE DON'T KNOW?