"Go and Do Likewise:" The Biblical Underpinnings of Fratelli Tutti

James B. Dabhi
2022 Zenodo  
Pope Francis elaborates seven dark clouds, viz., national interest, polarization, moral deterioration, calamities, absence of human dignity, digital media, and self-contempt, over a closed world. Despite such desperate scenario, he discusses new paths of hope in his Encyclical Fratelli Tutti. In his attempt to search for a ray of light, he has recourse to the parable 'The Good Samaritan' (Luke 10:25-37). Using the selected texts of the Bible, he explicates the concept of neighbour, persuades
more » ... to have indifference, commands to love neighbour by obeying the golden rule, presents the rationale for fraternity, and declares that love builds bridges. The definition of neighbour based on this parable could be: See not who your neighbour is; see whose neighbour you are. From human perspective whatever we may be, based on our caste, creed, culture, colour, country, Jesus wants us to be the Good Samaritan taking care of the last, the least, and the lost.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6382844 fatcat:j3cxfaqeobh3vnwdi3xpcmxgoq