He said to Him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?"
So he answered and said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind," and "your neighbor as yourself."
And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live."
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
Then Jesus answered and said, "...The Parable Of The Good Samaritan" Luke 10:25-37
Jesus answered the question by telling us all about the Good Samaritan. He tells how both the priest and the Levite saw the injured man and than passed on by on the other side while the Samaritan went out of his way to not only help but to go above and beyond. So how about you and I? When you read through this passage does it make you stop and reflect? How would we have responded? Would we have stopped to help or would mind our own business and keep moving?
Do we ever stop and ask ourselves should we get involved when we see a need around us? Do we wonder, can we really make a difference? Are we too busy rushing on to our next destination afraid that it will cost us to much? Do we help even if and when it costs us? Are we willing to go above and beyond?
Do we ...love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our minds," and "our neighbors as ourselves?" Or do we try to justify ourselves with questions like, "Who is my neighbor?" The truth is ...they are all around us!