The Equalizer, The Good Samaritan & Why We Need Denzel Washington’s Character in Every Community

January 30, 2017


As I watched Denzel Washington’s character in the movie, The Equalizer, it reminded me of the violent Biblical story of the Good Samaritan. The blood and violence in the movie aren’t detailed and outlined for us in the Biblical story, but it is the same story. A man is robbed and left for dead. A good person finds the man, shows compassion, and addresses his needs. This is the story line in the Equalizer as I saw it.


In this movie that made over $35 million in its opening weekend, Denzel’s character assists several people who are being robbed in some way of their money, property, dignity, and humanity. And without any motivation, other than hel