Today, as we learn of the looting in Soweto, we are again confronted with a question: “Who is  my neighbour?” (Luke 10:29).

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In the parable of the good Samaritan, our Lord answers emphatically: For the followers of Christ, my neighbour is everyone – including foreigners. We make a plea to all Christians in Soweto to play the role of a good Samaritan in the midst of the looting, poverty and crime.