Luis Pastén Pastén (Antofagasta, Chile)
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Wanting to justify himself, [the lawyer] asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” - Luke 10:29 (NRSV)
In response to the lawyer’s question in today’s scripture reading, Jesus offers a parable which encourages us to show solidarity and compassion for fellow human beings, regardless of the circumstances. This mandate is similar to the mission that firefighters in Chile have always followed. In Chile, all who serve as...
Today I will follow Jesus’ commandment to love my neighbor.
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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