Walking With The Father: Sins of omission (Luke 16 19-31)

September 29, 2019

Sins of omission (Luke 16 19-31)

  • The sins of omission, and failing to act, are not so easy to recognize. The rich man could have helped Lazarus, but he didn't. It would have interrupted his comfortable and lazy life. Greed can also prevent us from helping others. Sins of omission happen all the time, especially in wealthy countries like Canada. Helping becomes an inconvenience and an interruption. Some even get angry at the victims, when actually they need our mercy. Are we doing enough? Jesus reminds us that we are called to give, and that we will be judged for the good we neglected to do. Loving our neighbour means taking action when we see someone in need.