Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
Theme: The Rich man and Lazarus
By: Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji.
Homily for Sunday September 29 2019
Welcome to the 26th Sunday in the ordinary time of the year C.
The Gospel of Luke 16:19-31 presents the parable of the Rich man and Lazarus. The rich man enjoyed good fortunes in this world while Lazarus suffered miserable and unfortunate state of life.
At the dawn of their lives, revers was the case. The Rich man was found in the Hades; a temporal state for the wicked before final judgment. While Lazarus was found in the bosom of Abraham or in the heaven.
Lazarus irrespective of his ugly state of life refused to curse God and the rich man. He surrendered his life to God as the only source of help. The rich man offended God not by committing sin but by omitting the good work he ought to do. The rich man refused to be merciful and notice the needy, and after everything the same mercy was denied of him.
The problem of other mind can only block us from noticing what we should do to promote life when we are not concrete in judging others. The external can demonstrate the inward self of the other people. Lack of most basic needs reflect often on the body.
As we concretize the situation of others by supplying what is lacking in their lives on earth, may God’s mercy bring us to the Bosom of Abraham.
Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji.