Luke 10:37

37 The teacher of the Law answered, "The one who was kind to him." Jesus replied, "You go, then, and do the same."

Luke 10:37 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 10:37

And he said, he that showed mercy to him
Meaning the Samaritan; which he was obliged to declare, though of another country and religion, and accounted as an enemy; yet the case was so plain, as put by Christ, that he could not with any honour or conscience, say otherwise:

then said Jesus unto him, go and do thou likewise;
such like acts of beneficence and kindness, though to a person of a different nation and religion, and though even an enemy; and by so doing, thou wilt not only appear to be a good neighbour thyself, but to love thy neighbour as thyself.

Luke 10:37 In-Context

35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. "Take care of him,' he told the innkeeper, "and when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.' "
36 And Jesus concluded, "In your opinion, which one of these three acted like a neighbor toward the man attacked by the robbers?"
37 The teacher of the Law answered, "The one who was kind to him." Jesus replied, "You go, then, and do the same."
38 As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him in her home.
39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and listened to his teaching.