On one occasion, Señor Überwoke, an expert in the intersectional law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what are the politics of a really good person likely to be?”

“What do really good people do?” replied Jesus.

Überwoke answered, “If good people care for their friends and family, really good people care for strangers too.”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will be a really good person.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “Really good people probably vote like me, right?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Boston to Baltimore, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A progressive professor in a Prius happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, an activist with a Black Lives Matter t-shirt, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a trucker in a MAGA hat, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds. Then he laid him to rest in the bed at the back of his cab, brought him to a hospital, and sat by his bedside until he regained consciousness. The next day he paid all of the man’s medical bills. Which of these three do you think was a really good person to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? The professor, the activist, or the trucker?”

The expert in the intersectional law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

—John Faithful Hamer, Welcome to Likeville (2018)