The expert in the law who was thinking to test Jesus on the nuances of eternal life probably didn’t think that he’d be asking Jesus that question. I’m not sure the expert was ready for Jesus’ answer.    For days now, I’ve been reflecting on the Good Samaritan parable (Luke 10:25-37, NIV).   Today I’m realizing how hard and vast a teaching it is: how are we able to “do” mercy – love our neighbour – if we aren’t or can’t be merciful with ourselves? And being merciful with ourselves – loving ourselves rightly, only happens in and out of the context of loving God with all our heart, soul, strength and might. It happens when we connect with His divine mercy and unknowable love. It happens in worship.   But if this is so (and it is), I wonder how easy, or hard, it was for the priest and Levite (lead worshippers of their day) to pass by the wounded man. How could they? I confess that it’s easy for me to pass ...