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In his interview with Jaques Servais the pope Benedict XVI spoke in a very positive
way about the fact that pope Francis preaches so often about God’s mercy. Commenting
on this pastoral method, he said that the story of the Good Samaritan is especially
attractive for a modern man. According to him, it stems from the inner desire of the
heart to meet the Good Samaritan who will take care of him and lead him to safety.
In the end, this is a desire to experience God’s mercy and loving care. This article
looks at other teachings of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI on the parable of the Good
Samaritan. The pope invites us to set out on the way of forming our hearts by asking
ourselves “How to live?” After cleaning up our relationships of love with God and with
other people we should stop analyzing who do I own love and become neighbors to
others. The process of shaping our hearts will be complete once our hearts become “the
heart that sees”. Sees the needs of others and notices the spiritual poverty. In both of
those situations the Christian who lives the program of the Good Samaritan will try
to fulfill those needs.