Today’s Gospel goes to the very heart of being a Christian—love of God and love of neighbour. One of the questions in this story is: Who offers correct worship to God? The emphasis is on action and compassion. The hero in the story is The Samaritan, seen to be an outcast. The story challenges us about how we react when we come face to face with a person in need. Sometimes we try to avoid getting involved. When were you last a neighbour to someone in need ? Did you walk by on the other side ?

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