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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - Luke 16:19-31

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Luke 16:19-31

The first of the faults attributed to the rich man is his insensitivity to the abject poverty of those around him. When have you discovered that it is when you are aware of the needs of those around you and seek to make some response that you bring out the best in yourself?

The second fault attributed to the rich man is the way he ignored the word of God coming through Moses and the prophets. How have the gospels, the scriptures or your faith opened you up to a deeper and more satisfying perspective on life?

Some people look to the spectacular for a sign of God's presence and action. For Jesus the lessons we need are not to be sought in the spectacular, but in the ordinary things of everyday life. Where have you found reminders of God's presence in the world around you?

‘An authentic faith - which is never comfortable or completely personal - always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better that we found it ... All Christians, their pastors included, are called to show concern for the building of a better world.' (Pope Francis, Evangelii gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel, No. 183)

Published Sat 24th Sep 2022 21:55:50
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