What does the Word of God tell us this Sunday?
Am 6:1-7; Tim 6:11-16; Lk16:19-31’
Today the readings present two completely opposite ways of living. The first one, which is denounced by the prophet Amos, is about the same attitude of the rich man that Jesus describes in the gospel. They are those people who only seek their personal enjoyment and forget about those who suffer. The prophet warns them that if they continue like this, they will end up suffering a fate similar to that of those who have despised.
The second way of life is presented by St. Paul when he asks his disciple Timothy to behave like a “man of God,” and mentions the qualities he must have as a disciple of Christ: justice, godliness, faith, love, patience, and delicacy. These would be the qualities of every good Christian.
Whoever believes in Jesus Christ cannot be idle or deal only with his own satisfaction, and above all, not be indifferent to the suffering of others. Jesus Christ is the path that leads us to a full life, to a life of total communion with God and with the brothers.