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And one more for the morning from Francis, this one a General Audience reflection on the parable of the Good Samaritan. Here's a taste:
"This parable offers us a first teaching," said Francis. "It is not automatic that whoever frequents the house of God and knows God's mercy will know to love their neighbor. It is not automatic!" he exhorted. "You can know the whole Bible, you can know all the liturgical rubrics, you can know all of theology, but from that knowledge love is not automatic. Love has another way."
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