We are all, I’m sure familiar with the story of the good Samaritan; and I’m sure we could repeat it without a moment’s reflexion because it’s a story that immediately catches our imagination. But everything our Blessed Lord says, has many meanings. It can be interpreted in many different ways and in each interpretation, if done with the mind of the Church; we will discover rich fruits for our own way of living. The other thing we find is answers if He’s asked a question, on many occasions, He never answers the question in the same way; because the other occasion when He’s asked, ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said, ‘Keep the Commandments.’ In that case, it was the rich young man that came to Him, ‘Good Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Our Lord’s response, ‘Keep the Commandments.’ To which the rich, young man responded, ‘Which one?’ And the Lord said, began with certainly a very important one – the most important one as far as neighbour is concerned because He said, ‘Thou shall not kill.’ And once we have killed a person, we have literally taken away all their rights. We can no longer honour them, we can no longer steal from them, we can no longer abuse them and so on. So the Lord begins with the fundamental Commandment in regard to neighbour – ‘Thou shall not kill.’ Then He goes on to speak about the source of life, namely that Thou shall not commit adultery and to honour parents. So in this case He said to the lawyer, ‘What do you read in the law?’ and the response is to ‘Love God above all things and to love one’s neighbour as oneself.’ So is there contradiction? Why do we need to love our Neighbour?… For Fr. Linus’ complete homily please listen to the Audio.