Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.
Readings and Psalm
- Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Warnings to those who are comfortable or wealthy
- Psalm 146
The Lord gives justice to those who are oppressed. (Ps. 146:7)
- 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Eager to be rich or eager to pursue richness of God’s justice?
- Luke 16:19-31
Story of poor Lazarus and the wealthy man