Christ's timeless message of compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves is vividly demonstrated in the contemporary setting of this recent Nathan Greene painting. Here, amid the hustle and bustle of urban life, a young child hands a weary homeless man a just-purchased Subway sandwich. In the background, her father, seated on a city bench, looks up from his lunch.
A vibrant palette of rich reds and greens creates a strong visual path to the man's hand receiving the meal. An unconcerned pedestrian walks by as concrete buildings and traffic loom large and indifferent in this modern adaption of the Good Samaritan. "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink." Matthew 25:35