This week we read about Lazarus and some unknown rich man. (Luke 16:19-31) A self absorbed, an “its all about me” kind of guy, who even in death, when the chips are really down, is not able to get over himself. It’s disturbing to see yourself in this character.
Sometimes we read this gospel reading as being about heaven and hell, but really it is just a story about who we live for. In this story we are the 5 brothers and sisters who need to be told to reform our ways. In light of that do we see others as belonging to God and treat them as such, or do we put ourselves first and see others as a means for our needs to be met?