Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

For centuries, societies have tried to answer the question “Who is my neighbor?” Today’s reading depicts a person who offers mercy to a stranger in answer to this question.  As a Christian, our response to another should be to provide mercy.  That is especially true when the person cannot reciprocate.  Today’s Gospel account portrays mercy well since it personifies not only a good deed but how another is acknowledged and accorded dignity.  Whom do you encounter who would be grateful for your recognition?