St. Augustine described sin as “turning inward” and caring only about the self. In today’s Gospel, we see the rich man as a prime example of this sin: a man so selfish that he failed to see someone lying at his door. We are challenged to reflect on the ways in which we turn inward, how we fail to see the needs those besides ourselves. Our actions have consequences, but so does our lack of actions. God calls us to open our hearts to those in need and to share freely what we have been given.
Adults: How has “turning inward” kept you from helping someone in need?
Children: What do you find difficult about sharing?