From the September/October, 1999 issue of Touchstone
Looking Beyond Ourselves by Thomas S. Buchanan

Looking Beyond Ourselves

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
—Luke 10:25–29

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, there were two peo . . .


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