Pope Francis reflects on Good Samaritan [CWN]


Continuing his series of Wednesday catecheses on mercy, Pope Francis devoted his April 27 general audience to the parable of the Good Samaritan.“Jesus had taught the great …




I particularly liked this line: “He (Jesus) himself is the model of the Good Samaritan; by imitating his love and compassion, we show ourselves truly to be his followers.”


I love Pope Francis’ angle on Catholicism.
He emphasizes personhood and relationship. Our awareness of other’s problems and gifts, and our response to them.

If we are going to evangelize non-Catholics and tell them about the authority given to the Church as a body of believers, the kind of behavior the Pope calls for demonstrates that.

Christianity is more than the book and the religious practice. It’s about people and community.


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