A wise old woman, who had little formal education, taught her granddaughter to memorize this formula for a good life:
Wash what is dirty.
Water what is dry.
Heal what is wounded.
Warm what is cold.
Guide what goes off the road.
Grandmother’s wisdom becomes most evident in the final ingredient of her good-life formula:
Love people who are the least lovable, because they need it most.
No less an Authority than the Lord Jesus totally confirms her wisdom in today’s Gospel episode: the story of the Good Samaritan.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan reminds us that if we really want to lead the good Christian life, we must be…
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