25 Sunday after Pentecost.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
In today's Gospel of the Good Samaritan (Lk. 10,25-37) Jesus warns us not to separate ourselves from God and to be merciful. The Good Samaritan acts similar to God. The actions of mercy perfect us more in human dignity. In contrast, the unmerciful person loses their dignity and is far from God.
The Samaritan had mercy on the man, he bound his wounds and stopped the loss of blood. Blood symbolizes life. Stopping the loss of blood tells us that life is protected and continues.
The Samaritan brings the man to an inn, which is a place for everyone, an image of the Church. The Church is always open to all the unfortunate and needy.
Let us be merciful. Amen