The parable of the Good Samaritan is a powerful teaching tool of Jesus. This story of courageous faith is used by Jesus to unfold the truth for His followers. In this account of God’s mercy, Jesus reveals that the horizon for divine Love is limitless.

It is common to try to legislate Love. Jesus teaches us that one can only be strict about Love in ensuring its universal application. A foreigner – an excluded Samaritan – is the only one who stops to help the traveler in need. Love trumps everything.

O Holy Spirit, inspire me to respond in Love to those whom I encounter today. May I release any restriction that I or others place on love.