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8/29/2021 0 Comments
The Good Samaritan
The lawyer didn't even know who his neighbor was, so how can he know the Law? He is truly blind, unlike the disciples whose eyes were blessed. For he did not see himself in the man lying half dead by the road. His friends were the priests and Levites with whom he consorted. These will never help him. But the Good Samaritan, our Lord Jesus, comes to bind up wounds with the forgiveness of sins. To pour in the oil and wine of the Sacraments. To set him on his own beast, the ass that carried Christ to his place of sacrifice for our sins. To bring him to the inn, that is, the church. To tell the innkeeper, that is, the pastor, to take care of him, until the great day of his returning. And so he does for us, and bid us to do likewise, for in him alone we not only gain the inheritance of eternal life, but the beginnings of being like him, and loving like he does. Sermon for Trinity XIII. The video is here.
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