The story of Lazarus and the rich man is an icon of the Truth. In this encounter, we are reminded that death and eternity are great equalizers when it comes to material wealth. What matters and endures is how we treat one another.

The fate of Lazarus is not a consequence of his wealth; it is a result of his lack of Charity. When he encountered need, he looked the other way.

Gracious God, help me to step forward when I encounter a person in need. May I be inspired by your Spirit to give before anyone asks for help.