On the passage from, "Master, what shall I do to possess eternal life?" up to the point where it says, "Go and do likewise."
WHILE IN THE Law there are many precepts, in the Gospel the Savior laid down only two. By a kind of short cut, they lead those who obey them to eternal life. In this regard, the teacher of the Law had questioned Jesus and said, "Master, what shall I do to possess eternal life?"1. This passage, from the Gospel According to Luke, was read to you today. Jesus responded to this as follows: "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" [The teacher replied,] "You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with all your strength and with your whole mind; and your neighbor as yourself."2. Then Jesus said, "You have answered well. Do this, and you shall live." Without any doubt it is eternal life about which the teacher of the Law had questioned Jesus, and with which the Savior's words dealt. At the same time, a precept in the Law clearly teaches us to love God. In Deuteronomy the Law says, " Israel, the Lord your God is one God," and, "You shall love the Lord your God with your whole mind,"4. and so forth, and "your neighbor as yourself."5. The Savior bore witness about these commands and said, "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the prophets."6.
2. But the teacher of the Law "wanted to justify himself" and show that no one was a neighbor to him. He said, "Who is my____________________