Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
March 12, 2020 Thursday
Gospel: Luke 16:19–31
“And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus.” (cf. Luke 16:20)
It’s a saddening truth that in our society the poor continues to live voiceless. With their deafening cries being overwhelmed by the noise of the world, many found themselves not existing anymore.
It’s a significant detail in today’s Gospel that Jesus gave a name to the poor man – Lazarus. And this has shown to us that the rich man knows Lazarus all through his life but instead lived a life of ignorance of his existence.
Today’s Gospel shows us the importance of the lives of the poor in the eyes of God. Lazarus continues to exist in our society and he is in need of help. Surely, his cry needs to be echoed to the ones who could help.
Let us be an instrument for the existence of Lazarus to be recognized and for his voice to be heard by the people.