In drawing out lessons from the arguably most well-known of all the parables Jesus taught, we are reminded that we are not saved because of any good works that we may do, but that we are saved to do good works.
As we examine the surface and hidden meaning of the parable, we learn that 'to love your neighbour as yourself' is the second greatest commandment of the moral law, 'to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength' being the first.
Christians, motivated by the love of Christ, will, most importantly, be concerned for lost sinners, that they might hear the Gospel. They will have a heart primarily for the spiritual needs of those who require help, but, out of a compassionate heart, as much as they are able, will do what they can to meet the physical and social needs of those around them.
The parable of The Good Samaritan is therefore a picture of Jesus Christ, who comes to us in our helplessness. Repent therefore, come humbly to Him, as a needy sinner, believe upon Him and be converted. No excuses, you must be born again!