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Go and do likewise

"Vintage colour engraving of the good samaritan. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. In the parable, a Jewish traveler is beaten, robbed, and left half dead along the road. First a priest and then a Levite come by, but both avoid the man. Finally, a Samaritan comes by. Samaritans and Jews generally despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured Jew."

“Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” (Luke 10:36-37 ESV)

This man thought he was getting himself off the hook by asking Jesus just who exactly was his neighbour.

In response, Jesus demonstrates that he knew damn well all along who his neighbour is and has been ignoring God’s command to love him.

We also need to go and do likewise.


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