Categories: HomiliesPublished On: March 17th, 2022Tags: , 232 words7 min read

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Here are links to our readings for the day:


The rich man just did not see Lazarus. Why not? Was he that busy? I would hope so because as bad as that sounds it is better than to say the rich man did not care.

Did Lazarus shakily raise a bony hand every time the rich man walked by? Perhaps the rich man had no heart, no emotion, no feeling for another human being. Before you can love someone, you need to love yourself. What destroys love is narcissism, excessive self-love. For sure, your eyes are then blinded. 

The reason we give up something for Lent is to help us become more sensitive to the needs of others. During Lent we need to ask ourselves probing questions. What I am doing, will it bring me closer to Christ? Is my faith deepening in the knowledge of God? Do I feel the movement of the Holy Spirit in my life? If not, what did I give up for Lent that might be just too shallow?

Lent is to be a joyful time of self-examination with the thought that we will grow in faith. Growing in faith – that should always be a joyful time.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen