A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 3 October

Galatians 1:6-12; Psalm 111:1-2, 7-10;
Luke 10:25-37

Good Samaritan

Pope Benedict proposes that we see Adam in the man beaten up. His encounter with sin has brought an end to his journey. He is left on the roadside to die. The One who comes to Adam’s aid (the Good Samaritan) is Christ who is filled with compassion. He lifts Adam up with the sacraments – bandaging his wounds and pouring oil and wine on them. Jesus takes him to the safety of the inn – the Church – and promises to return for him and pay any further debts. That ‘Adam’ is everyman and everywoman, you and me.

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