Lawyer: “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus: “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”
Lawyer: “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 neighbor as yourself.”
Jesus: “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
Lawyer: “And who is my neighbor?”
Who is your neighbor? Have you considered that question lately? The back-and-forth exchange above comes from the tenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke. Chapter 10 holds two familiar passages of Scripture, one after the other.