Sunday, September 29, 2013

Homily: Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday we were given the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.  And on cursory read of this parable it would seem that that the Rich Man, because he was rich, was tormented in the netherworld… and the poor man, because he was poor, is carried by angels to the bosom of Abraham. Can you picture how rankled the Pharisees were, dressed in their fine robes and upper-class status, as they listened to this story? 

Actually many who read this parable today are just as upset – after all isn’t being rich what life is all about?!

Well, would you be surprised that recently the Pope was preaching the same lesson to all of us as Jesus was to the Pharisees? 

Click the link, and see what I mean…

Click here for the Sunday Readings

Click here for the text of the homily

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