“Good things came his way; just as bad things came the way of Lazarus: Now he is being comforted while you are in agony”
BUILT WITH BOLDGRID
- Daily Mass Readings
Today I will ask myself who it is I do not see and whose basic needs I ignore because of my blindness: What will I do today to gain enough in-sight to act in their best interests?
Lord my God
grant me enough faith
to see You and to hear You most in those who suffer.
Hidden in Plain sight
Today St. Luke presents Jesus as telling the story of Lazarus and Dives to the Pharisees. It is the story of a rich man (Dives) and a poor man (Lazarus) who is invisible yet in full sight. The rich man is on “full banquet mode” while Lazarus lies at the gate, covered in sores and looking for scraps of food. He is so abject that only the dogs tend his sores but Dives still does not “see” him.
The very presence of Lazarus gives Dives, who has had the benefit of an education in the Jewish scriptures, a chance to serve both God and Lazarus. The opportunity is missed again and again and again.