Today’s Gospel is about Lazarus, a beggar, and a “rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day.”
It is a story of stark contrasts. The beggar is the one who notices them the most. We need to notice the contrasts around us. Why should anyone be subjected to abject poverty and loneliness? The beggar had no choice but to fast; the rich man had a choice to help. Whom will you help today?
Readings for Feb. 25, 2016, Thursday of the Second Week of Lent
Reading 1 — Jeremiah 17:5-10
Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6
Verse Before The Gospel — Luke 8:15
Gospel — Luke 16:19-31