You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.

A disciple is one who is obedient to God’s Word. His Word keeps from wandering far and following the contemporary culture which is often contrary to what God desires for us. He gives us His Word to guide us and keep us safe in our pilgrimage towards heaven. We need to know, then ponder and then act on what we have read in the Word to live it to the full.

We are blessed to have the help of the Holy Spirit to teach us and remind us of all that Jesus has said and to help us live it for Jesus holds all things in unity.

The victim in the parable of the Good Samaritan suffered because of the greed or jealousy of someone else. He is an innocent victim like some are victims of a horrendous traffic accident and left vegetated or a cancer patient.

People who can reach out to help go by. They pass us busy with their own schedules or worries in life.  Our Father sees and sends good Samaritans on life’s journey, often people that are least expected, who go out of their way to help.

When I faced a health crisis recently and needed to be on a special diet.  Those I had relied on to be there could not do so for good reasons.  Apart from the God-sent friends in the CSM community and my own friends, it was my non-Christian neighbours who, without my asking, nursed me back to health with expensive, nutritious, home-cooked meals.  Prior to this, I did not quite know them beyond just a smile or greeting because of the language barrier.  It took the crisis to find out that I was blessed to be living in the midst of good Samaritans, a Buddhist and a Taoist.

Love for God is shown by our love for our neighbour.

Written by: Mary Pierre