Luke 10:25-37   “Jesus Always Said, Neighbor Is As Neighbor Does”

Jeff Moore, preaching

Jesus’ story does what all his parables seem to do.  It turns our questions upside down.  “Who is my neighbor?” is a question clearly looking for a list of insiders and outsiders.  “So, Jesus, is my neighbor near, far, black, white, straight, gay, American, Syrian, liberal, conservative, rich, poor…?  After all, if I’m going to love ‘em like I love myself, I’ll need to be selective.  Imagine our surprise when Jesus says, BE A NEIGHBOR!