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THE MAN WHO NEVER NOTICED “And lying at his door was a poor man…”

“If you cannot have everything, make the best of everything you have” (Anon)

1st reading: Amos 6:1, 4-7

2nd reading 1Tim 6:11-16

Gospel Luke 16:19-31

“When you give something to the poor, you are not giving back to him what is his, since the goods of this earth belong to all, not just the rich” (St. Ambrose- a Bishop of the early Church).

Jesus wants to tell us that the existence of the classes of people, the rich and the poor, is against God’s plan. The goods of this world are for all and must be shared. Whoever has more must give it to the one who has less or nothing, so as to reach equality as much as possible. All must be able to live lives worthy of human beings.

The best definition of poverty which I have heard is this “The poor man is someone in whose home everyone feels at ease”. The poor man knows how to receive. Woe to the rich man: he cuts himself off from God… And…
Welcome To Understanding Your Faith
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time C
September ,19, 2010
Homilies for Sundays, Feast Days and Special Occasions Year C. HIS WORD LIVES ON IN OUR LIFE
1st reading: Amos 8:4-7
4.Listen to this, you that trample on the needy and try to destroy the poor of the country. 5 you say to yourselves, “we can hardly wait for the holy days to be over so that we can sell our grain. When will the Sabbath end, so that we can start selling again? Then we can overcharge, use false measures, and fix scales to cheat our customers. 6. We can sell worthless wheat at high price. We’ll find a poor man who can’t pay his debts, not even the price of a pair of sandals, and we’ll buy him as a slave”. 7. The LORD, the God of Israel, has sworn “I will never forget their evil deeds.”
2nd reading: 1 Tim 2:1-8

First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgiving be offered to God for all people; 2. for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quie…