Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

[Luke 16: 19-31]

…and lying at the gate was a poor man named Lazarus….

What can I do?

We witnessed Alan Kurdi, a 3 year old Syrian child, washed to shore on a Turkish beach.

We saw Omran Daqneesh, a 5 year old boy, pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, as he sat bloodied and alone in the back of an ambulance.

What can I do?

A mother cries for her gay son who is ostracized and bullied at school and in the neighborhood.

A priest friend got chided for preaching the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.  He was accused of being ‘too political’.

What can I do?

Men and women are on our street corners begging for our leftovers, our loose change.

Homeless veterans suffering PTSD or maimed feel betrayed or abandoned by the very country they served.

Lazarus is at our gate.

What can I do?

What will I do?

Lazarus is at our gate.

What will you do?

What will we do?