Who is my Neighbor?

 

The Good Samaritan story follows on the footsteps of Jesus’ teaching with the 72 who have just gone out and returned from ministering in Jesus’ name. Filled with joy and praising God, they are interrupted by the question of a legal expert seeking to test Jesus. Through Jesus’ response, Luke emphasizes hearing and then doing. God’s Word is evidence of faithfulness to God. Love of neighbor flows out of radical love of God.