The following are homilies, images, clipart, videos, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C).
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. In the parable, a traveling Jew is beaten, robbed, and left half dead along the road. First a priest and then a Levite come by, but both avoid the injured man. Finally, a Samaritan comes by. Samaritans and Jews generally do not like each other, but the Samaritan helps the Jew.
- Euchalette for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time [Word and Life Publications]
- 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time [Claretian Publications]
The Good Samaritan (by Munn Brothers)
- Go and do likewise [Daily Scripture Readings & Meditations]
What does Jesus’ story tell us about true love for one’s neighbor? First, we must be willing to help even if others brought trouble on themselves through their own fault or negligence. Second, our love and concern to help others in need must be practical. Good intentions and showing pity, or emphathizing with others, are not enough. And lastly, our love for others must be as wide and as inclusive as God’s love. God excludes no one from his care and concern. God’s love is unconditional. Read more…
- 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C [Kairos]
The love which Jesus has for us, the love which caused him to make us, the Church, into his own body, is the same love he shares with the Father. This is the love to which we are all called. We must love all as he loves all. If, therefore, there is nothing and no one outside God’s love, how can we even dare suggest there is someone outside our love, someone who is not our neighbour? Read more…
- 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time [Catholic Doors]
Our neighbours are all around us. Our obligations consist of raising our children in the faith, providing for the homeless, feeding the hungry, helping the refugees and the immigrants, tending to the seniors, adopting the orphans, defending those who are persecuted, bringing the Gospel to the prisoners, reaching out to the prostitutes, etc… These are our neighbours, my neighbours, your neighbours. What we do for them, we do for the Lord Jesus. By reaching out to those in need, we reach out to Jesus. By refusing to extend our friendship to those in need, we are withholding our friendship from Jesus. Read more…
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Be a Good Samaritan. by Fr. Stephen, MSC
Good Samaritan clarkvr
The Good Samaritan larryyoung63
by Misioneros Del Sagrado Corazón (Perú)
by Maximino Cerezo