Monday, October 3, 2016

Feria on the Monday.

Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ,
Galatians 1:6-12
 Psalm 111:1b-2, 7-8, 9 and 10c
 Luke 10:25-37
In the story of the Good Samaritan,
 we can see much that was like Christ.
 Like the Good Samaritan, Jesus was not of this world, and also like the Samaritan, Jesus stopped along the way of His return to the Father to take pity on the human race wounded by sin.
 Like the Good Samaritan, He bathed the wounds of humanity with His blood, and water from His side, and like the Samaritan, He set up His church as the inn to take care of sinners through the sacraments, His teaching, and His example. As the Samaritan promised the innkeeper that he will return and recompense him; so did Jesus promise His church that He will return one day, and recompense those who put themselves out for Him in the hungry, in the naked, in the homeless and so forth.
 The lawyer in today's gospel wanted to justify himself in knowing who was his neighbour; but Jesus gave him more, He gave the lawyer a clue of who is. We often wonder what Jesus looked like or acted; but He preferred to be remembered in those we help along the way in the journey of our lives. As Jesus said: "what you do to the least of these, you did unto Me."

Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
Launceston on Tasmania


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