What Would You Do?

A real-life take on the parable of the Good Samaritan. A thought provoking film by the Bible Society showing the power of genuine love and kindness.

Ministry use licence


Vicar dresses up as a rough sleeper to see how people would treat him.

Taking to the streets of Reading, Bible Society put kindness to the test.

Baptist minister, Rev Sam King, asked people if he could borrow their mobile phone to make a call. He then dressed in scruffy clothing and asked the same question.

The video has an underlying theme of the Good Samaritan. Rev Sam explores how powerful those acts of kindness and love felt when he was no longer dressed as a clergyman.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What part of the film moved you/upset you?
  • Why do you think it was more powerful when people responded positively to Sam when he was dressed as a rough sleeper?

Related Bible Reference

  • Luke 10:25-37


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The Bible Society take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives.

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Ministry use licence

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You are granted permission to use the video in:

1) Offline services, school assemblies or lessons, groups or at events (including youth, kids and midweek groups and events)

2) Online services or assemblies that are streamed or pre-recorded. (For online services, the content video you have purchased should be part of a complete church service which must be at least 20 minutes long.)

3) Online small groups meeting over Zoom or a similar video call platforms.

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