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There was a rich man. This rich man has no name, he can be any one of the many powerful people in the world or all of them. He lived in the squandering of his riches in pursuit of the satisfaction of his pleasure. There was, on the other hand, a poor man, but he has a name and a beautiful name "Lazarus": the Lord has helped. While in the world the rich have a name, social position, status, among other things, the poor are unknown, devalued, despised, with nothing, but before Jesus he has a name; he is known, valued, and elevated. Only those who pay attention can the name, identity and their desires be memorized.
2. The nameless rich man is condemned for being rich (Lucan context), isolated from the stark reality of the world and indifferent to it and not interested in sharing his goods for the good of the needy. To such the prophet Amos says: “Woe to those who live carelessly in Zion, to those who feel secure in the heights of Samaria! Those who sleep on ivory beds lie on pillows, eating lambs from their flock and calves from their herd; those who sing to the tune of harps, or, like David, strum musical instruments; those who drink wine from cups, and perfume themselves with the finest ointments, and do not worry about the ruin of Joseph” (6,1a.4-7). And what will happen to you? The prophet continues: “Therefore, they will now go into exile, in the front row, and the band of mockers will be disbanded” (6,7).
3. Equality and the well-being of all do not cross the minds of these types of people. The opposition of rich and poor is unacceptable to Jesus because it hurts God's plan. It is urgent to change this mindset. Rich and poor (and these when in the spirit of the rich) must discover the importance of the human being, its dignity and its purpose. Rather, they must become men and women conscious of their sonship with God. All are part of the same humanity and the same vocation to holiness. As children of God, everyone must fight for fraternity and become true brothers, being a gift of God to each other and sharing the gifts given by the same God for the good of all. All must be, according to Saint Paul, men of God, far from perverse things, seeking justice, piety, faith, love, firmness and meekness. They must live in a constant fight the good fight of faith, in order to win the eternal life to which they were called. And as for those who already belong to the Christian faith, they must live by the faith they profess before many witnesses (cf. 1Tm 6,11-16) and also being a witness for the good of all.
4. Humanity cannot be transformed by the force of wonders, miracles, spiritual "spectacles", fantasies and cosmic effects; true change will only be possible when everyone is open to the Word of God, here emphasized in the context of listening to Moses and the Prophets wanting to signify the following of Sacred Scripture and the Law of God. Even today, even with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, many still continue in the same life of sin, disrespecting themselves and others, exploiting the weakest and selling themselves to the most powerful; many remain indifferent to God and his teachings. It is necessary to have a true encounter with the Word of God in order to change your life. As long as man does not discover the Word made flesh, he will continue in the illusion of his fantasies, thinking that all the disciples of Christ live in them. As long as there is a search for subterfuge, such as, for example, communication with the dead, as if they were authorized to talk about the reality of heaven or hell, there will, on the other hand, not be a true surrender of oneself to the truth and to the knowledge of one's own reality. life experience with God here and now. Saving communication takes place here in our world and in intimate experiences with God. So much so, that the Word became flesh and came to live among us, so that we could do our part here, responding to God's call. What God has to say, He has done absolutely through His Son Jesus Christ.
Did he observe that whoever wants the pleasures of this world will not be fulfilled after death?
Did you notice in the text of the gospel that after death no one will be sleeping as many in other religions claim?
Was it clear to you that hell really exists and that whoever does not do the will of God, doing good, will go there permanently?
Did you notice that the evangelical text condemns the invocation of the dead, showing that they cannot interfere in our reality?
Do you really want to live the Christian life as a total dedication to God and to those in need?
How have you interpreted the Christian life?
Havia um homem rico. Esse rico não tem nome, pode ser um qualquer entre os tantos poderosos do mundo ou todos eles. Vivia no esbanjamento de suas riquezas em busca da satisfação do seu prazer. Havia, por outro lado, um pobre, mas este tem nome e um belo nome "Lázaro": o Senhor ajudou. Enquanto no mundo os ricos têm nome, posição social, status, entre outras coisas, o pobre é um desconhecido, desvalorizado, desprezado, sem nada, mas diante de Jesus tem um nome; é conhecido, valorizado e elevado. Somente a quem se dá atenção memoriza-se o nome, identidade e seus anseios.