Luke 10: 25-37 - And, behold, a Young Republican tempted Jesus, saying,Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Jesus said unto him,
What is written in the law? how readest thou?

And the Young Republican answering said,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; (Deut. 6.5)
and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. (Lev. 19.18)

And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast answered right: do this, and thou shalt live.

But the lawyer, willing to justify his actions, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

And Jesus answering said,
"A young man, about aged 30, made a rational calculation and decided to spend his money on supporting his family instead of buying health insurance, because he was young and healthy. But through no fault of his own, he fell among thieves, who beat him, stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him in a coma.
And by chance, there came down a certain Tea Partier that way; and when he saw him, he shouted "Let Him Die!", and passed by on the other side on the other side of the road, so he wouldn't get any blood on his shoes.
And likewise a follower of Ayn Rand came and looked on him, and took a few pictures for his blog post about how only the strong are worthy of life, and then passed by on the other side.
But a Liberal, as he journeyed, came where the man lay in a coma; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and bound up his wounds, applying antiseptics, and called 911, and got him to an E.R., where they swiftly ran up $25,000 in care for him (because the liberal Ronald Reagan had signed a bill mandating that E.R.s treat all comers). The hospital projected costs of $400,000 until he could survive on his own.
And on the morrow, when the Liberal departed, he took out two forms of ID and supplied them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of this young man: and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

Then Jesus asked:
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?

And the Young Republican said,
He that showed mercy on him.

And Jesus said,
Go Thou, and do likewise.


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