November 28, 2016 Length: 20:37
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is read just before the Nativity Fast begins, because it is a beautiful, complete description of the Incarnation, using symbolic language. It is also the answer to the question "Who is my neighbor." This parable, if we understand it, teaches us who we are, and what the Incarnation did. If this knowledge abides in our heart, we know ourselves and easily can answer the question. If a man does not know himself he CANNOT know his neighbor.