Wednesday, 30 January 2013

CSW Day 1: Church - We Gather



Luke 10:25-37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal

life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered,

‘You shall 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 your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have

given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’

Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into

the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving

him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when

he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he

came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan

while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with

pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine

on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and

took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the

innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay

you whatever more you spend.” Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the

man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus

said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’