In the parable of the Good Samaritan, said Pope Francis,
“Jesus shows that the heart of this Samaritan is good and generous and that – unlike the priest and Levite – he practices the will of God, who desires mercy more than sacrifice."
“God always wants this: mercy,” added the Pope, expanding on his prepared remarks. “God well knows our pain, our difficulties, and even our sins! (Yet) he gives us his merciful heart. And this – what the Samaritan did – shows God’s own compassion: mercy towards those who are in need.."