Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.2 DG

Summary of text [comment] page 76

The influence of sin, with its loss of the supernatural gifts, is portrayed in the parable of the good Samaritan.

How does Schoonenberg see this parable?

‘The man who was the victim’ is robbed and wounded by sin. He is robbed of the gifts of grace. His natural powers are wounded.

The man who is a victim of sin still has his supernatural powers. He lacks freedom to operate them openly, as if his free will has been restricted. His spiritual powers are lacking. This is especially true when he bases his recovery on ‘an abstract freedom’, rather than ‘the freedom that he concretely possesses’.