Saturday, January 8, 2011

Who is My Neighbor?

The Bible establishes the neighbor as a sacred relationship with great responsibilities toward our neighbor's welfare. And, of course, the Jews of Jesus' day went to great lengths to limit the definition of a neighbor as we are tempted to do.

In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus, however, expanded who a neighbor is to include the despised (as Samaritans were) and anyone who needs help (as the beaten man beside the road was).

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