The manner that God. our Godhead. intends for us to populate is known by every human being. How God intends for us to populate is called God’s will or God’s jurisprudence ; Jesus referred to God’s jurisprudence as His commandment or word. Jesus taught that it is God’s will for us to love our neighbour.
When asked which is the greatest of God’s commandments. Jesus replied. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your bosom. and with all your psyche. and with all your head. This is the greatest commandment. And the 2nd is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. ” ( Matthew 22:37-39 ) .
We show our love for other people with regard and grasp for their value or worth as human existences. Harmonizing to Jesus. we can demo our regard for others by making unto others as you would hold them make unto you ( Matthew 7:12 ; Luke 6:31 ) . This is known as the Golden Rule.
Jesus taught that it is God’s will. or jurisprudence. for us to love our neighbour. In response to the inquiry. “Who is my neighbour? ” Jesus told us the parable we call “The Good Samaritan. ” as follows:
“A adult male was traveling down from Jerusalem to Jericho. and he fell among robbers. who stripped him and beat him. and departed. go forthing him half-dead. Now by opportunity a priest was traveling down that route ; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So similarly a Levite. when he saw him he passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan. as he journeyed. came to where he was ; and when he saw him. he had compassion. and went to him and jump up his lesions. pouring on oil and vino ; so he set him on his ain animal and brought him to an hostel. and took attention of him. And the following twenty-four hours. he took out two denaii and gave them to the host. stating. “Take attention of him ; and whatever more you spend. I will refund you when I come back.
‘Which of these three proved neighbour to the adult male who fell among the robbers? ’ He said. ‘The one who showed clemencies on him. ’ And Jesus said to him. ‘Go. and do similarly. ’ ” ( Luke 10:30-37 ) .
In this parable. the adult male who was robbed and beaten was going from Jerusalem to Jericho. two metropoliss in Judea. This means that the adult male was a Jew from Judea. Ironically. the adult male who showed compassion to the Jew was a Samaritan. This is important because Samaritans and Jews were by and large enemies because of racial and spiritual differences.
The fact that a Samaritan had compassion on an enemy suggests that we should hold compassion for all of our neighbors. even those we consider our enemies. This is supported by Jesus’ learning. “Love your enemies. make good to those who hate you” ( Luke 6:27 ) . Regardless of why we consider others to be our enemies. we must ever be ready to make good to those who hate us. because all of us live in community with each other. We must ever be ready to hold compassion on all of our neighbors. even our enemies. All of our neighbors are meriting of our commiseration and compassion and aid when in demand.
Jesus taught that it is God’s will or jurisprudence for people to love each other. and that any failure to love others is noncompliance to God’s will or jurisprudence. So when we refuse to love others. we are transgressing. because we are disobeying God’s jurisprudence. The word “sin” really means the “failure to love. ”
The fable of the good Samaritan is of import because it shows us what it means to disobey God’s jurisprudence about loving others. In the parable. we see two sorts of failure to love our neighbors:
The robbers who attacked the adult male demonstrated an active failure to love by depriving and crushing the adult male. and doing him to endure. The priest and the Levite both demonstrated a inactive failure to love by being apathetic to the agony of the adult male and go throughing him by without halting to assist. To do human agony or to be apathetic to human agony is a failure to love. noncompliance to God. and hence a wickedness.
Jesus told the fable of the good Samaritan in response to the inquiry. “Who is my neighbour? ” The two neighbors in the narrative were the adult male who was enduring and needed aid. and the good Samaritan. The neighbor we are supposed to larn from in the narrative is the Samaritan. who had compassion and helped the agony adult male. The good Samaritan’s show of love and compassion for the other adult male shows us how we need to love all of our neighbors. even those who we think are our enemies. The race. faith. societal position. colour or beliefs of your neighbors do non count. Besides. we can see from this parable and from Jesus’ other instructions that everyone can be judged entirely on the manner they treat others.
If we follow the word of God and love one another as neighbors and brothers. the universe we live in will go more like the Kingdom of Heaven which we all strive to come in. We must seek to follow God’s jurisprudence by obeying his greatest commandment of all: “… you shall love your neighbour as yourself. ”