Let us now contemplate the morality tale of the Good Samaritan. Not the one in the Old Testament, but the one out in the high desert region around Marfa, Texas, just 60 miles from the Mexican border.
It’s the story of Teresa Todd, the city attorney in Marfa. On February 27, she was driving home on a dark road when suddenly three young Central American migrants desperately flagged her down. She could’ve just sped on, but the bedraggled migrants – two brothers and their sister – looked about the same age as Todd’s own teenage boys, so she instinctively turned around and went back, because, as she puts it, “I can’t leave a kid on the side of the road.”