“Peace has in it confidence in the Lord: that He directs all things, provides all things, and that He leads to a good end.” - Arcana Caelestia §8455
Kempton New Church

Week 6


Love Toward the Neighbor

Which now of these three thinkest thou was neighbor to him who fell among robbers? And he said, He who did mercy with him. Then Jesus said to him, Go, and do thou likewise. (Luke 10:36–37)


One use of parables is to provide an earthly image of a spiritual concept. The parables for this week focus on loving the neighbor.

How do these parables help us be a loving neighbor?

TCR 419. The man who loves good because it is good, and truth because it is truth, loves the neighbor eminently, because he loves the Lord who is good itself and truth itself. There is no love of good and love of truth from good, that is, no love to the neighbor, from any other source. Love to the neighbor is thus formed from a heavenly origin. It is the same thing whether you say use or good. Therefore performing uses is doing good; and according to the quantity and quality of the use in the good, so far in quantity and quality the good is good.

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