Pastor's Blog - September 25, 2022

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The rich man in today's Gospel story is so comfortable in the lap of luxury, so content to live in his bubble world that he is oblivious to the beggar’s hungry stomach and sore body.  He probably thought that Lazarus’ problems were none of his business and that someone else would take care of him.  Our faith tells us that the suffering of others is indeed our business.  Our citizenship in the human family and our membership in the body of Christ compel us to work to alleviate pain and heartache wherever we find it. The Bible, especially the gospel of St. Luke, tells us we are our brother’s and sister’s keepers.  Our service of the Lazaruses of this world will determine our eternal destiny.  Let’s pray at this Eucharist that all of us would be ever attuned to the needs of others and ready to make their pain our spiritual business.