Love Your Neighbor

Go and do likewise.
   —Luke 10:37

“What must I do to inherit eternal life?” he asked.

You tell me, Jesus said; “What is written in the Law?”

“Love the Lord your God … and love your neighbor as yourself,” he answered.

You got it right, Jesus said.

But “Who is my neighbor?” he shot back.

So Jesus told the story about the Good Samaritan, which reveals three ways we can react to the vulnerable: we can abuse them, ignore them, or help them.

The robbers abused the victim;
the priest and Levite ignored him;
the Samaritan helped him.

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor?” Jesus asked.

“The one who had mercy on him,” he replied.

“Go and do likewise,” Jesus said.

Don’t just think about it. Do it.

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