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Identify Your Neighbor
The lawyer asked a sincere-sounding question intending to trick Jesus: “Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus responded: “What is written in the law? how readest thou?” The lawyer answered, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” Jesus told him, “Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.” The lawyer then sought to justify himself and asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” (See Luke 10:25–29.)
God’s definition of neighbor includes every man, woman, and child on the earth, and so should ours.