St Bride's: Soul Thoughts

January 7

"Which of these three was neighbour?" (Luke 10:36)

In our increasingly inter-connected world we are called on to recognise communities far away as our neighbours. Jesus, in telling the parable of the Good Samaritan encourages the crossing of cultural boundaries to help others. For us the answer to the question 'Who is my neighbour?' must be the world-wide community of nations. We have to work out what it means to be neighbour in a global context.

Lord, increase our compassion for our neighbours, and kindle in us a flame of love for the poor, the vulnerable, the exploited and the dispossessed. Amen.

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