Thursday 28th February, 2013
Jeremiah 17:5-10. Happy are they who hope in the Lord—Ps 1:1-4, 6. Luke 16:19-31.
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We know from our own experience that the impulse to selfishness is strong in all of us.
The parable we hear today tells us what we have seen for ourselves: that selfishness wounds us as human beings.
But the parable also reminds us of the cure: opening ourselves to the word that God has spoken.
The rich man could have had his eyes opened to what life was really offering if he had tuned in to the experience his people had had of God, for the Scriptures were read to him each week in the synagogue.
But he didn’t allow them to do that: for him they remained just words.
Lord, like the rich man and his brothers, I have listened to your word today—help me to listen to what it is saying to me at this moment in my life.