The Parable of the Undocumented Immigrant, Luke 10:25-37 (New Chicano Version)

The Parable of the Undocumented Immigrant, Luke 10: 25-37 [New Chicano Version]

25 On one occasion a theology professor stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A Trump supporter was going down from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A pastor happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a church elder, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But an undocumented Mexican immigrant, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on hydrogen peroxide and neosporin. Then he put the man in his gardening truck, brought him to a nearby Holiday Inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out $240 and gave it to the manager. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The theology professor replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”