Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, or Revelation 12:7-12
I love reflecting upon this day. There is a strange, popular fascination with angels today. A search of the web, or any religious book store, will turn up lots of angel statues, images, etc. This week I drove by a road side stand put up by a vendor of yard statues, who puts his wares up from time to time. I can't help but notice that his angel statues are always the first to sell out. I think it has to do with who angels have been and are for us today.
It was already the second time in the Pallottine Missionary Sisters’ history in Cameroon that a first profession took place of one of our Camerounian Sisters. Novice Léa-Nadège Biabi à Yombi pronounced her first vows in the chapel of the Delegature House in Doume. For all of us it was a very joyful day and much expected by Sr. Léa-Nadège herself, her parents and relatives.
Amos 6:1. 4-7; 1Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31
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Which of the two men in today’s gospel would you have liked to be – the rich man or the poor man?
Would you like to have dressed in fine clothes, feasted magnificently every day, had a holiday home for the winter months in Queensland, good health, lots of friends, and a stately funeral? Or would you have liked to be poor, dirty, covered with sores, hungry and homeless?
We are not told much more about these two men other than that one was rich and one was poor; that ‘good things’ came the way of the first man and that ‘bad things’ came the way of the other. Consequently, the parable tells us, the poor man was now being ‘comforted’ in eternity while the rich man was ‘in agony’.