There are a lot of questions in today’s Gospel. I like the one: “Who is my neighbor?” He seems to want Jesus to tell him who to like and who not to like. How would you answer the question of Who is our neighbor? What criteria would you use? Would any of the following influence your answer: race, ethnic background, family history, language, job, age or financial stability? Sometimes we allow these criteria to influence who we associate with and how we treat others. Jesus’ response only gives one criteria: whoever needs you. And we definitely need one another, especially in ways that are not always as obvious as today’s parable.

Jesus loves all. He sacrificed Himself and died for all. He invites all to His kingdom.

Go and do the same.