email from GICFamily, Kindly subscribe below with your valid email, Our November PowerSeed is now available for download, MTC – Mighty Teens But this way of thinking has nothing to do with being “created in Christ Jesus for good works.”. To answer the question about faith and works, I want to refer to St. Cyril of Alexandria: Human beings choose their own way of life and are entrusted with the reins of their own intelligence; so as to follow whatever course they wish, either toward the good or toward the contrary. Proud member When we give directions to our kids, the testing of those limits immediately follows. What would you have thought of first? 33 But a certain Samaritan [the hereditary enemy of the Jew-- John 4:9], where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, 34 and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine [the ordinary remedies for wounds-- Isaiah 1:6 ] ; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. Jesus is described as telling the parablein response to the question from a lawyer, "And who is my neighbour?". receiving “The Good Samaritan didn’t just provide aid and go. Rain or shine, we’re out there.”. [The lawyer had asked his question simply as a test. The answer, she explained, is to find their dreams and talents, to improve their health, to provide educational programs and resources. ], 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. The Good Samaritan Parable Prayer Intentions. The civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. famously said: On the parable of the Good Samaritan“I imagine that the first question the priest and Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But by the very nature of his concern, the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”. In the story, a Jew was robbed and left to die by his assailants. We’ll feel sorry and sympathize with the half dead man but not get involved in helping. We must learn to think in terms of what we need and not what we want. Already, 90 percent of Catholic Charities’ clients are at the federal poverty line or below. [ Deuteronomy 6:4 Deuteronomy 6:5 ; Leviticus 19:18 . “How do you read it?” There are seniors, single parents, veterans, immigrants, refugees, struggling families and individuals. Already, there have been 5,378 deliveries. She had just retired after three decades of working for the city of Houston. The story of the Good Samaritan shows us how it is natural for a human being (the Samaritan as the image of Christ) to what is good and right. We help our friends because we assume that they’ll also help us when we are in need. “I can’t think of a better way to use my time than to volunteer to help others with Catholic Charities. Phone: +234 702 500 0950 [All the laws and teachings of God are to be generously interpreted ( Matthew 5:43 Matthew 5:44 ) and are to be embodied in the life-- Matthew 7:24-27 .]. But what has a thousand-year-old story got to do with us? If she’s not loading food into vehicles, she’s distributing diapers and formula for the Blessed Beginnings program to support families in need. It showed the difference between his and the Master's views of the law. “The lines don’t go down. But our [original, created] nature has implanted in it a zealous desire for whatever is good and the will to concern itself with goodness and righteousness. Salem Media Group.