What of eternal life?

The Good Samaritan

In Luke chapter 10 a theologian tested Jesus asking the seminal question: “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus, being wise, turned the question around on him, asking him what he already believed. The theologian responded “Love God with all your heart and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” but that wasn’t the full question, the theologian really wanted to know “who is my neighbor?” In a classic legalistic maneuver, the theologian was looking for loopholes, but Jesus being wise to this, told a story upending popular notions of…

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