The parable of the Good Samaritan told by Our Lord is one of the most basic statements of what Christianity is all about. We call God “Our Father,” following the direction of Jesus. But if God is OUR Father, then we are brothers and sisters. And even those who don’t call God “Our Father” are his children, and therefore our brothers and sisters under the universal fatherhood of God.
When we see someone in need, we are bound by the law of Christ to help him or her if we can. And if we take this law of Christ very seriously, we will actually seek opportunities to be of help to others. It would be very good if each of us would examine his and her conscience each night, asking oneself: What have I done today to help someone? Have I sought and found some way to serve Jesus by serving someone else? Remember: “Whatever you do for even the least of my brothers, you do for me.” And that principle of Jesus is very closely allied to another of his rules for authentic Christian living: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Thank you for seeking God’s truth. God Bless you. Father Victor Brown, O.P.
Note: This message was composed some years ago