My goal for writing this paper is neither preaching the gospel nor a shallow attempt to “save you.” My goal is to discuss the way in which Jesus spoke, the metaphors and rhetoric that he chose to use to teach a message, specifically the message of the Parable of the Good Samaritan. I will discuss the radical social and political themes of this parable and why Jesus chose to teach through this simple medium. I will draw similarities between this ancient parable and the work of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as social justice poster artist, Emory Douglas. By creating a link between these two mediums, the parable and social justice posters, I will shed new light on the message found embedded within these parables. I will further the discussion of the power of metaphor and rhetoric by examining artwork that I have created of a few of Jesus’ parables. These images were created with the intention of freeing the message of Jesus from tamed stereotypes with the hope that in so doing, they will regain their revolutionary edge. My question for this project is, what would it mean to utilize the revolutionary messaging tools of the radical left wing 1960s poster artists to enliven and reawaken the shop-worn rhetoric of the Christian parable? By examining the way 1960s Civil Rights activists used metaphor and rhetoric I believe the answer to that question might begin to take shape.