And though I bestow all my goods to feed and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, but it is also a time to celebrate the message He taught. When an inquirer asked Jesus what was the greatest of all the commandments, Jesus didn't select one of from the Decalogue. He selected one even greater, and acknowledged the one that was just as important:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and all thy mind... And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The man asking, seeking to justify himself, then asked, "Who is my neighbour?" From this simple question we received one of the most touching of the Saviour's parables, that of the Good Samaritan.