BR TOM FORDE OFM Cap has recorded his homilies for the last number of years on his blog spot, ‘Breathing with Both Lungs’. With his kind permission, we reproduce one of his insightful pieces reflecting on the parable of the Good Samaritan in St Luke’s Gospel.
I must begin with apologies to those who have heard this story before but, I find I return again and again to my Mother’s actions when one bitterly cold Christmas morning she found a young traveller boy crying outside our front door. He had sprained his ankle and my mother took him in, checked his ankle and would not let him go until she had fed him. She understood that everyone is our neighbour and she, therefore, could never pass by someone in need.