How many people do I step over on the way to somewhere else?
What am I doing with the wealth that I have? Am I keeping it all for myself or am I sharing it with others?
The readings this week teach us two truths:
- Our soul will live forever. Our soul will out-live the death of our bodies.
- There will be a judgement when we die. No one will be able to escape the judgement of God.
Live your life in such a way that we use the blessings we have been given to bless and benefit others.
The conversation of the Gospel this week is meant to stir us to examine our lives.
Where do I want to spend eternity? My choices, my decisions, and my responses in life will determine the answer to this question. God has paid us the intolerable compliment of taking seriously the choices that we make. The choices we make in our lives will determine where we spend eternity. God will honour the choices that we have made.
If we choose to live a life of self indulgence and self focus with care and concern only for the self, dismissing God, he is not going to force us to spend the rest of eternity with him. He’ll honour the decisions that we made.
The rich man in the Gospel accumulates much, wanting others to see his wealth. But, he was blind to the need of Lazarus at his own doorstep. He continually stepped over Lazarus on his way to somewhere else. Do we step over other people on our way to something in our own lives?
Ask the Lord for new sight. “Lord, am I caught up in my own sense of self sufficiency?”