Training Our Eyes: The Rich Man and Lazarus | One-Minute Homily

by | Sep 25, 2022 | One-Minute Homily, Videos

Do we recognize the needs of those around us? Sometimes we can be blind to those right in front of us. Deacon Tim Breen, SJ, reflects on the need for us to train our eyes in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, September 25, 2022.

The best QBs are good because they have great vision. How’s yours?

Hi, I’m Deacon Tim Breen, and this is my One-Minute Homily.

In American football, QBs work their eyes through a series of reads. Good QBs are able to quickly see their options. Great QBs have trained their eyes to do this quickly to see the best option, and make that pass. 

Our readings remind us about the need to train our eyes, to see the needs around us. Too often, the only read we make is to look at ourselves. We get complacent, focusing on just our own needs and our own convenience. But, in the story of the Rich Man & Lazarus, Jesus reminds us to see and notice the needs around us, which we can sometimes overlook. 

We’re being called to train our eyes, and our hearts, to see and respond to those needs, both near and far. The name Lazarus means “My God Helps,” but God wants us to see, notice, and help too.