Reflections for

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jul 14, 2019

Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82; (Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25:1-10;) Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37


Decent folks next door

Does democracy create good neighbors? Or is it the other way around?

On Art

Good Samaritan, by Jacopo Bassano (1510–1592)

The parable of the good Samaritan, here depicted by the Italian mannerist painter Jacopo Bassano, illustrates generosity and one person’s support for another, devoid of prejudice. In the context of Catholic Venice in the 16th century, Bassano’s work takes the church to task for failing in its obligations to care for the sick and needy.


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