Reflection on the Gospel-26th Sunday in Ordinary Time C (Luke 16:19-31)

Social Justice Sunday this year calls us to look at the wealth we enjoy as a nation, to sharpen our awareness of the needs of those who seek to share the bounty that we claim for ourselves, and to actually notice the poor who wait for justice at our gates. Earlier in the gospel narrative, we find that the exploitative wealthy are a particular target of the Lukan Jesus: “Woe to you who are rich… (Luke 6:24).”