Monday, 8th October

Luke 10:25–37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test
Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to
him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You
shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and
with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will
live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my
neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and
fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away,
leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and
when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he
came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan
while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He
went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then
he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The
next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take
care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend’;
Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the
hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to
him, “Go and do likewise.”




Who are my neighbours?

Am I ready to be a good Samaritan in my
time and place?