Let us remember that we are only stewards in this world. Everything comes from God our creator.
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus illustrates Luke’s concern with Jesus’ attitude towards the rich and the poor. God gave us all the blessings to share with our less fortunate brothers and sisters, and not use them for ourselves alone. We have to be selfless and generous. Just like the rich man, we will not go to heaven if we are self-centered. Caring for the sick, helping the poor and sharing our blessings is our key to heaven.
The reversal of fates of the rich man and Lazarus (Lk. 22 – 23 ) illustrates the teachings of Jesus in Luke’s ” Sermon on the Plain.”