[Jesus asked,] “Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Today’s Gospel reading is about the “Good Samaritan.” In Jesus day the Jews didn’t associate with Samaritans. So when Jesus was making a point to a Jewish scholar about the greatest commandment being to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself, He chose a Samaritan as His example of someone who loved his neighbor. While others passed by the robbery victim, the Samaritan stopped to help. It doesn’t seem too difficult to treat someone in need as your neighbor…until it is someone you don’t like or has wronged you. Jesus tells us to be compassionate and merciful to them as well. Be an agent of God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion to all.
Suggested song of the day– “Salvation” on the Live to Love album.
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Have a blessed day!