July 14, 2019 | Lectionary 15

Gospel | Luke 10:25-37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.
“Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to
inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What
is written in the law? What do you read
there?” He answered, “You shall love the
Lord your God with all your heart, and with
all your soul, and with all your strength,
and with all your mind; and your neighbor
as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have
given the right answer; do this, and you
will live.” But wanting to justify himself, he
asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus replied, “A man was going down
from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the
hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat
him, and went away, leaving him half
dead. Now by chance a priest was going
down that road; and when he saw him, he
passed by on the other side. So likewise a
Levite, when he came to the place and saw
him, passed by on the other side. But a
Samaritan while traveling came near him;
and when he saw him, he was moved with
pity. He went to him and bandaged his
wounds, having poured oil and wine on
them. Then he put him on his own animal,
brought him to an inn, and took care of
him. The next day he took out two denarii,
gave them to the innkeeper, and said,
‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I
will repay you whatever more you spend.’
Which of these three, do you think, was a
neighbor to the man who fell into the
hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one
who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to
him, “Go and do likewise.”

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