In this reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Erik Arnold shows how the story of Lazarus teaches us that it’s a gift and a choice to have eternal life with Jesus.
We take nothing with us when we die, except the history of how well or how poorly we’ve loved God and neighbor. Everything else stays behind. In the gospel this Sunday, Jesus teaches us a powerful parable about two men who end up in very different places after they die. Jesus wants us to have a living loving relationship with him now, and to be with him for all eternity.
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Fr. Erik Arnold
Rev. Arnold was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1999 and serves as pastor at St. John the Evangelist, Maryland. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and is ChristLife's liaison to Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. He has served as a speaker for ChristLife, an evangelization ministry in Maryland.