Sunday 29 September 2019

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26TH WEEK | Week II Psalter

26th Sunday In Ordinary Time
Amos 6:1, 4-7. Psalm 145(146):6-10. 1 Timothy 6:11-16. Luke 16:19-31.
Praise the Lord, my soul! – Psalm 145(146):6-10
‘Now Lazarus is being comforted while you are in agony’

‘It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God’ (Matthew 19:24). This teaching of Jesus is exemplified in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus – the only parable in which a character is named.

The rich man not only fails to minister to the needs of the beggar, he is indifferent to his plight or even culpably unaware of his existence. There is no room for the likes of Lazarus either at his table or in his heart. The rich man resembles the pagan gods of whom the psalmist said: ‘They have eyes, but they do not see’ (Psalm 135:16). Lord, help me to recognise my brother Lazarus whenever he appears in my life. May my awareness of my own wounds set me free to care for the poor among us.

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