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A teacher of the law came up and tried to trap Jesus. "Teacher", he asked "what must I do to receive eternal life?" Jesus answered him "what do the scriptures say? How do you interpret them?"

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Iain Keay 11L A01 A teacher of the law came up and tried to trap Jesus. "Teacher", he asked "what must I do to receive eternal life?" Jesus answered him "what do the scriptures say? How do you interpret them?" The man answered, "Love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbour as you love yourself." "You are right," Jesus replied; "do this and you will live." But the teacher of the law wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbour?" Jesus told the teacher the story of the Good Samaritan, and then Jesus asked the teacher "who was his neighbour" the teacher answered "the one that was kind to him." ...read more.

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The gospels are essentially about how we should serve the poor. The Final Judgement answers many questions. (Matthew 25:31-46) This is a story that Jesus told to explain how we would be judged at the end of our lives. God will divide us into groups rather like a farmer divides the sheep from the goats. Jesus says that the good people will be rewarded because whenever they saw anyone in a difficult situation they helped them out. He describes the categories they helped them out in the categories people helped someone in where hunger, naked, thirst, strangers, prisoners and the sick. He says that whenever they helped anyone in this kind of a situation it was as if they were helping him because Jesus is present in each one of us. ...read more.

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There are a selection of other stories from the New Testament that emphasise this point about our responsibility for others and sharing our wealth. The most important of these stories is the Greatest Commandment (Mark 12: 28-34). The Catechism of The Roman Catholic Church also has much to say concerning our responsibilities for others, particularly the poor. The following are some of these: "God blesses those whom come to the aid of the poor and rebukes those who turn away from them. It is by what they have done for the poor that Christ will recognise his chosen ones." (2443) "Respect for the human person proceeds by way of respect for the principle that, everyone should look upon his neighbour as another self." (1931) I think that Christians feel they have to look after and treat everyone with respect no matter who it is? ...read more.

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