Weekend of September 25-26, 2010-Twenty-Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Amos 6:1,4-7                                    1 Timothy 6:11-16                                            Luke 16:19-31

 

The first reading for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary time is a warning against complacency and idleness.  The second reading calls Timothy to actively pursue righteousness.  In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable of a rich man and a beggar, Lazarus, to show that we are to live, not only for ourselves, but in service to others.  We will be judged on how well we assisted those in need.

 

What a contrast between the approach of our first reading, where the complacent are condemned, and in our second reading, where Timothy is encouraged to be a man of God!   The message is similar, though.  We are challenged to live our lives with the future in mind.  For us, that means a God-centered life.  For our complacency, let us ask forgiveness.