In the first reading Jeremiah differentiates between the cursed man who depends on human beings and the man blessed whose confidence is in God.
In the Gospel reading the rich man who ends up in the fires of hell worries that his brothers may suffer the same fate. Abraham tells him, “If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the grave.”
Do we share the worries of the rich man, for ourselves and those we know? In the end it will be our choice to listen to God or to continue living as the rich man did. Am I one who trust in my own talents or in the loving God? How aware and concerned am I of those in need whom I could help?