A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Monday, October 05, 2009

Those people we dislike

They say they are like us, but we know they are not.

It is not that every one of them does immoral actions, it is simply that their whole background and everything about them as a group is such that we and they cannot get along.

So thought the Jews about the Samaritans in the time of Christ.

So dramatic therefore was our Lord’s choice in today's Gospel (Luke 10:25-37) of a Samaritan as an exemplar for the second greatest commandment: love your neighbor as yourself.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ says, “Go and do likewise.”

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Even the people we dislike or the people who dislike us.