November 5, 2017
What must we do to inherit eternal life? Love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbor as ourselves. But this is impossible. So the religious leader tries to simplify by asking Jesus–who is my neighbor? Jesus tells the story of a man who is beaten, robbed and left for dead on the road to Jerich0. The religious pass him by, but a Samaritan (the hated race) is filled with compassion and at great expense to himself cares for the man. He, the one who showed mercy, was the true neighbor.
How does this parable challenge our heart issues? And what does it look like to be a neighbor?