A Heart of Obedience

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July 10, 2022 | The Rev. Canon Dr. Jonathan Bailes

Passage: Luke 10:25-37

    Fr. Jonathan examines the surprising way Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. We, like the lawyer in the story, are easily ensnared in disagreements over biblical interpretation, but Christ brings us back to more important matters: joining God in the loving work of helping those in need.

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