I am from Georgia, lived in China for five years, and now live in Washington, DC. I consider each of these places as home.

We talk a lot about homes nowadays, don’t we? Indeed we have an entire TV series dedicated to our Homes and Gardens. Renovating homes, buying them, and flipping them is big business. Every doctor’s office in the country seems to be turned into “Love it or List It” or “

In Matthew 22: 34-40, Jesus makes clear that we can summarize the entirety of Christian faith in two commandments: love God, and love neighbor. Indeed, we cannot do one without the other. Yet these commandments beg the question, “who is my neighbor?”

In Luke Christ gives us the story of the Good Samaritan as a response to this question.