Fifteenth Sunday

07-07-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing

“Who is my neighbor?” Lk. 10:29

The central figure of the Gospel today is the Good Samaritan, the one who had compassion upon his neighbor, a person in need and treated him with mercy. We need to actively help our neighbor. They are the people we meet, and are with, in the present moment.

Our God is the Best Samaritan. He is always moved by compassion for those who are in need, and He acts to save them. Just as God showed compassion and mercy to those in need, we also are to act in mercy and compassion to those around us. As Pope Francis says, one day we will be face to face with God, and God will look at us and say to us, “Do you remember the people you met who are in need?” “That was me.”

Do I see God in every person I encounter? Who is that “neighbor” that I meet every day that I have taken for granted, and that I have failed to show mercy and compassion to?

Be in God,

Fr. Bing