Go and have Mercy, as did the Good Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘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, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live”. But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

This parable was told in the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke 10: 25-37

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In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him

“Go and do likewise.”

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 To have Mercy means, among other things, to feed the hungry, to offer water to the thirsty, to invite a homeless into your home, to give clothes to the naked, medicine to the sick, and offer warm company to those imprisoned (See Mathew 25: 31-46).

You can also contribute financially by adopting a children or family with a monthly sum ranging from 10 to 30 USD/Euros, or paying school tuition fees with a sum of 100 USD/Euros per year, or contribute in saving the life of a person who needs a surgery with a sum ranging from 100-200 USD/Euros, or contribute in the functional repair of a hospital or school with a sum ranging from 500-1000 USD/Euros, as you can adopt the restoration of a returnee family’s house for a sum of 1500 USD/Euros for one time only, or support a small family business with a sum of 2500 USD/Euros to enable the members of the family in securing a stable monthly self-income.

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